Pressure of hectic schedules, urging responsibilities and other factors cause fatigue and strain. Each day the typical person spends 90% indoors, thus depriving ourselves from the natural world and building stress from our enclosed environments. Treat incorporating plants into your decor the same as you would the paint color or carpet texture. When we fulfill our need for nature it helps relieve our stress and taps into a great source of mental and physical health benefits.
Benefits of Houseplants
As if we need more reasons to love houseplants, here a few ways that having plants within your vicinity during the day can improve your mood, health, and productivity!
Plants Make You Happy
Studies show that plants make people feel calmer and more optimistic. Hospital patients who face a window with a garden view recovered more quickly than those who had to look at a wall.
Plants Fight Fatigue and Colds
A recent study shows that by increasing humidity levels and decreasing dust, house plants can reduce fatigue, coughs, sore throats and other cold-related illnesses by more than 30%.
Plants Improve the Workplace
Large employers and work environment specialist agree that adding house plants can enhance employee health and morale. When one company integrated plants into its office so that no employee would be more than 45 feet from greenery, it resulted in enhanced creativity and increased productivity among employees.