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Do Houseplants Make You Healthier?

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   06/17/23

Balanced Living  Mental Health  Stress  

If you're interested in doing what's best for your health and wellness, sometimes the most impactful solutions are also the simplest. For instance, adding a house plant or three to your living situation can reap huge rewards.

Nursery and garden stores bring in about $48 billion in revenue today. Many of these stores specialize in the plants that will benefit your home and life the most.

So what kinds of benefits can you enjoy? We're glad you asked.

Here are some of the benefits of indoor plants that you can start to explore today.

It Can Reduce Stress Levels

Finding ways to lower stress levels might quite literally add years to your life. If not, it will undeniably add to the quality of your years.

It's been scientifically proven that indoor plants can help you reduce your stress levels. Plant life and greenery promote wholeness and well-being, putting you in a calm state. This is important since so many people today live lives that are filled with stress and anxiety.

When stress and anxiety are allowed to run rampant, they can take a toll on your psyche and emotional and physical health. People make themselves unwell by constantly stressing over the things that life throws their way. Since plants promote a sense of calmness, you can lower your cortisol levels and relieve the tension in your life.

As a result, you will likely get better sleep and wake up each morning with more pep.

Your Home Will Smell Amazing

Next, plants are also helpful because they are incredibly aromatic. You'll love how a fresh batch of plants will add to the sensory experience of your living arrangement.

Each type of plant has its unique scent, and many of these smells are pleasantly uplifting. Many colognes and perfumes borrow from plant-based scent notes to create their alluring formulas. Adding this aromatic freshness to your home is a form of therapy and can uplift your mood.

They Improve Air Quality

Besides a fresh and pleasing smell, plants also clean indoor air quality. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that we spend about 90% of our lives indoors. Knowing this, you owe it to yourself to make your indoor air as clean and pure as possible.

Houseplant moisture will improve your humidity levels and eliminate pollutants in the air. This is important for people with allergies, respiratory issues, and skin problems caused by poor air quality.

They Offer Exquisite Decoration

Having plants in your home is also like a natural decoration. You will add flair and variety to your home by installing fresh plants. This will bring every room in your home to life and add the finishing touches that make it cozy and inviting.

Nature is artwork, and you'll decorate your home in marvelous ways when you find plants matching the vibe you're going for.

Plants Provide Energy

Another of the benefits of houseplants that you'll enjoy is that they give you a boost in energy. When your air is fresher and cleaner, you'll breathe deeper and take in more oxygen. The plants also provide a sense of stimulation that sharpens your cognitive faculties and gives you a jolt of energy that you otherwise wouldn't have had.

People who decorate their homes with plenty of plants find that they naturally have more energy and enjoy a sense of calm belonging. This adds to the energetic quality of your home as a whole. You will appreciate your home as your living quarters and as the perfect place to entertain company.

There's no room in your home where some plant life won't go far.

You Can Boost Your Focus

Plant life is also excellent for people who want to sharpen their focus. Nature, the elements, and plant life all contribute to helping people focus and stay in the moment.

If you work from home, adding various indoor plants can be just what you need. You'll find that your mind wanders less, and it's easier to get it all done each day when you're focused, breathing deeply, and resting in the present moment. Various fresh, aromatic plants can accomplish this for you and have your brain firing on all cylinders with less effort.

Caring for Plants Is Great for Your Health

Finally, keep in mind that caring for plants is also beneficial to your health. When you sharpen your focus and show tender care and love for a plant, it keeps you in the present moment and decreases stress levels. It's also a skill you apply regularly, and you will enjoy the boost of getting better at something.

It's been known for years that gardening well into your old age is one of the best things you can do to add longevity and quality to your years. The same applies to indoor plants, which you will regularly need to water and tend to.

Enjoy the Benefits of Indoor Plants

These tips explain the benefits of indoor plants and how they can be helpful to you.

SupplementRelief.com would happily help you with your holistic health and wellness needs. Take the time to contact us on our site or call (888) 424-0032 to speak with us.


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Jay Todtenbier is an original founder of SupplementRelief.com in 2010 and has operated the business ever since. He is also a tennis instructor and gospel musician. Formerly he spent 25 years in business development, technology and marketing with startups and major corporations having gone through the tech boom in Silicon Valley in the 90s. He became passionate about, and began studying and practicing Wellness as a Lifestyle after experiencing chronic, personal health challenges including depression, auto-immune disorders, and being overweight that impacted his ability to live a healthy, vibrant life. Since then, he has been an advocate for healthier living encouraging others to live better through making small, gradual changes to lifestyle behaviors relating to whole-foods nutrition, stress management, reasonable exercise, proper sleep, and the use of targeted, high-quality supplements.

Learn more about Jay Todtenbier.

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