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Use Indoor Plants to Achieve Health and Happiness

Indoor plants make you happy. They also can improve your health.

Studies have shown that indoor plants boost productivity, reduce stress levels and trigger the biophilic response in people who work and live with healthy indoor plants within their enclosed spaces.

The “biophilia hypothesis” suggests that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. Edward O. Wilson introduced and popularized the hypothesis in his book, Biophilia (1984). He defines ”biophilia” as “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life.”

This response is strongly triggered when an individual finds tranquility during an experience with another living organism. This can be as simple as walking through the woods, watching puppies play, tending a garden, scuba diving, or any activity where a person interacts with other living things.

When plants are placed and grown around humans, it has been proven these individuals are happier, more productive, have a more positive outlook and are more creative. They also miss less work. The power of plants at work!

NASA research has taken our liking to indoor plants a step further. During his research in the late 80’s, NASA research scientist, Dr. Bill Wolverton, proved the effectiveness of plants as air cleaners for indoor “sick building” situations. Numerous types of plants were studied and exposed to commonly-occurring

indoor toxins. Plants were amazingly effective at quickly removing many volatile organic compounds from the controlled indoor environment. Formaldehyde, Acetaldehyde and Benzene, commonly found in building materials, are the major contributors to “sick building syndrome”.

Dr. Wolverton’s experiments proved the effectiveness of indoor plants as “air cleaners” by quickly reducing levels of these carcinogens under controlled study. Get Happy and Get Healthy with Live Plants! Texas Tropical Plants can make it happen, so contact us today!

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