Plants – They Do the Body Good

Having plants inside an office or home just does a body good. They’re visually stimulating, sure, but they also do wonders for the body and mind.

With air quality being such a high concern in our current climate, every little thing we can do to improve our own airspace, whether it be in our workplace or our personal residences, helps. In 1989, NASA’s Clean Air study determined that 15 to 18 houseplants in an 1800-foot space could drastically improve the quality of air for that space. It seems like a lot of plants, but each one was in a six-inch container. Your space doesn’t need to be a jungle to effectively clean the air. Peace lilies, weeping figs, ivy, and African violets were noted as some of the most effective indoor air quality improvers.

With urbanization slowly creeping up on most of America, we’re not spending as much time outdoors as our bodies are attuned to. Having plants near us has been proven to speed recovery time from illness and just promote a general sense of well-being.

Caring for plants and watching them bloom make us feel needed. There are so many people and things that we are obligated to take care of each day, but plants are an easy way to boost your success rate. There is little that is more fulfilling than watching a plant bloom under your care.

Plants reduce headaches and lower blood pressure. They also reduce background noise and act as natural humidifiers.

Call Foliage Design Systems in Atlanta today to not only beautify your home or workspace, but to improve your physical and mental well-being.

Source: http://www.sheknows.com/home-and-gardening/articles/958425/how-houseplants-contribute-to-health-and-happiness