When was the last time you went for a walk in the park? A research supported by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham Women’s Hospital found that women surrounded with plants live longer.
It took eight years for researchers to make a conclusion. Spending your day surrounded with vegetation increases longevity. Nature provides high opportunity for social engagement and physical activity, and forests are less polluted than your neighborhood.
Plants have a beneficial impact on mental health and lower the risk of depression.
But, if you don’t have enough time to walk in the park or don’t like hiking, you should definitely keep indoor plants. This will improve your productivity, purify the air in your home and lower your blood pressure.
According to Peter James, research associate in the Harvard Chan School Department of Epidemiology, vegetation lowers mortality rates.
How to prevent depression? Make sure there are a lot of trees and flowers in your surrounding.
Plants lower the risk of respiratory issues and cancer. This study found that women who leave surrounded by vegetation have 34 percent lower risk of dying from respiratory issues and 13 percent lower risk of cancer-related death.
Plants decrease mortality and help you be more active. They filter chemicals and boost your mental health. Vegetation mitigates the effects of climate changes, and optimizes your overall health.
You can use some plants to purify the air in your home. Aloe Vera, Peace Lily, Spider Plant, Snake Plant, Jasmine, and Lavender are great options.