Barrie, ON — Sitting by a fireplace can reduce stress and lower blood pressure, according to a recent study conducted by the University of Alabama and the University of Illinois.
In honour of heart health, Napoleon launches its Power of Fire initiative, which will see the company donating $25 from purchasing select fireplaces in Canada to Heart and Stroke.
The Napoleon Power of Fire promotion, running until Nov. 15, also includes an instant rebate of up to $750 on the purchase of gas or electric fireplaces.
“Our Power of Fire promotion drives awareness of the link between stress, cardiovascular health and fireplaces. Chronic stress significantly impacts heart health, increasing the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. Our research found that spending time near a fireplace contributes to better heart health, helping reduce the risk factors of heart disease and stroke,” said Garry Scott, vice president of marketing at Napoleon.
Conducted in the fall of 2022, the Power of Fire research by the University of Alabama found that 15 minutes in front of a fireplace can significantly decrease both heart rate and blood pressure.
The results indicate that a fireplace could be used as an effective in-home amenity to combat feelings of stress, which can lead to enhanced well-being and improved health.