EP 674 – Plants Can Make You Feel Less Stressed


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Today is take your houseplants for a walk day.

Well, I’m not sure that I am going to take my plants for a walk, but I will try to be nicer to them.

Many of my plants have ‘taken a walk’ to the dump when they failed to survive my watering and care routine (or lack of).

After reading a report from NASA where they found that some houseplants were able to remove up to 87 percent of air toxins in 24 hours, I decided I needed to give houseplants another try.

I found that some species of plants and I do very well, others, and others, I had to give up on.

According to a University of Agriculture Norway study, indoor plants can reduce fatigue, coughs, sore throats and other cold-related illnesses by more than 30 percent, partially by increasing humidity levels and decreasing dust.

Washington State University found that participants in the presence of plants were less stressed and reacted 12% more quickly than those in the absence of plants.

So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Take Your Houseplants For A Walk Day:

Give a houseplant a try, after all plants can reduce stress.

Look for varieties that are low maintenance.

However, if trying to have a green thumb is creating too much stress in your life, forgo the growing at home and go out and enjoy the gardens of someone else.

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Discover how to take small steps towards a healthier, happier, less-stressed you by visiting my website at worksmartlivesmart.com

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