The benefits of plants on your health and lifestyle
You may not realise that when you embellish your home with plants it enhances more than just the appearance of your interior. Plants interact with your body, mind and home generating many health and lifestyle benefits, continue reading the Appleyard blog post to find out how or browse our new plants range to find the plant for you!
That's right, plants can improve our breathing! Plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen, the very thing that we need to survive. Plants improve air quality due to their opposite pattern of gas use to humans, making us natural partners. Therefore, when we have plants in our home the oxygen levels increase!
At night the pattern changes, photosynthesis ceases and plants typically respire like us, releasing carbon dioxide and taking in oxygen. However, there are a few plants that do just the opposite such as orchids and succulents, this means that they refresh the air throughout the night making them the perfect addition to your bedroom! Take a look at our fabulous Orchids and potted Succulents.
Plants release roughly 97 percent of the water they take in. Place several plants together, and you can increase the humidity of a room, which helps keeps respiratory distresses at bay. Studies show that using plants in interior spaces decreases the incidence of dry skin, colds, sore throats and dry coughs. This makes plants a perfect natural remedy, why not consider a lily plant from our new plants range, they're beautiful.
Plants remove toxins from air, up to 87 percent of volatile organic compounds every 24 hours (according to NASA research). Many of these substances are present in rugs, cigarette smoke and grocery bags, they even remove toxins from inks, solvents and paint. These toxins are commonly found in study settings, where books and printed papers are in high volume. We think that your office is in need of a rose plant or two don't you?
Research has also found that adding plants to hospital rooms speeds up 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, experience less fatigue and anxiety, and are released from the hospital sooner. Have you got a loved one in hospital? A plant clearly makes for not only a beautiful get well soon gift, but a beneficial one too.
Plants have also proven to provide benefits in the workplace and classroom. They have been shown to decreases fatigue, colds, headaches, coughs, sore throats and flu-like symptoms. Further studies show that workplace sickness rates fell by more than 60% in offices with plants. Make the most of your workforce and jazz the office up with a few plants, it will look beautiful too!
I hope that this blog has helped you learn something new! I know I have. If you are interested in buying yourself or a loved one a plant, take a look at our new plants range, Appleyard plants are all available for delivery 7 days a week across the UK, we even do next day delivery! We also have hampers, personalised gifts, wine and beautiful bouquets available if a plant isn't the perfect gift to yourself or a loved one.
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