Pick Fresh Flowers

26 Apr

Nothing says, I love you like fresh flowers. But, you don’t have to be a romantic to love flowers. Flowers have health benefits!

Whether picked from a garden, plucked from a field, or purchased at the market, fresh flowers can boost your mood, shift your mindset, reduce stress, and improve your overall health.

Consider the research: The University of North Florida’s Department of Public Health showed that living with flowers significantly reduces our stress. That is good news considering 68 percent of people report experiencing stress weekly and 32 percent feel stress daily.*

According to a study by Rutgers University, Having flowers in your home increases happiness, reduces depression and anxiety, and can increase emotional contact with friends and family. Another study by Harvard University found that flowers increased compassion, feeling less negative, and more energy at work.**

Now that spring is here, connect with nature through flowers. Connecting with nature is a great way to cultivate inner peace and harmony with your environment.

So, be kind to your mind with fresh flowers. Consider getting fresh flowers for your dining room table or home entrance to greet you upon your arrival every day.  Plant a garden on your property, back patio, or window sill. Or, visit a botanical garden or field of flowers as much as possible to reap the health benefits of Mother Nature.


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