Not only do houseplants give your home color and life but also helps your life. Research shows by adding houseplants throughout your home, they will help you breathe easier, prevent sore throats, sharpen focus and improve your overall health.
Plants on this planet are the reason we are able to live. During photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, the air we breathe and live by. Adding plants to interior spaces increases oxygen levels thus making breathing easier.
Plants release moisture vapor which increases humidity of the air decreasing the incidence of dry skin, colds, sore throats and dry coughs.
Plants remove toxins from air. NASA research shows that plants can remove 87 percent of volatile organic compounds every 24 hours.
The presence of those houseplants can improve your focus. A study at The Royal College of Agriculture in Circencester, England, found that students demonstrate 70 percent greater attentiveness when they’re taught in rooms containing plants. In the same study, attendance was also higher for lectures given in classrooms with plants.
Houseplants improve your overall health. Kansas State University research showed that adding plants to hospital rooms speeds recovery rates of surgical patients. Compared to patients in rooms without plants, patients in rooms with plants request less pain medication, have lower heart rates and blood pressure, experience less fatigue and anxiety, and are released from the hospital sooner.
Experts recommend placing one large plant (8-inch diameter pot or larger) every 129 square feet. In office or classroom settings, position plants so each person has greenery in view.
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