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Treat Yourself to Flowers for Better Health!

By Stepy Kamei

There's nothing like the feeling of walking into a room and seeing a burst of fresh flowers to greet you. It may seem like a vase or two of flowers is no big deal. However, it turns out that flowers have a bigger impact on our health and well-being than many of us may realize. When you really start to think about it, it does make sense. After all, why would so many of us enjoy the sight of flowers if we didn't benefit from it in some way? Still, you may not be entirely sure what exactly a bright bouquet can do for your overall health and wellness. Keep on reading to find out why treating yourself to a bouquet of flowers every now and then can do wonders for improving your physical and mental well-being.

An Instant Mood Booster

Even if you don't have a green thumb, you still probably find yourself feeling lighter at the sight of flowers. It's fascinating, because it's not all in your head. In fact, studies repeatedly show that the mere sight of flowers actually makes us feel happier. There's a short-term boost in mood, but there's also a prolonged increase in happiness and decrease in levels of stress and agitation when a person is able to view flowers on a regular basis. Simply put, a person who enjoys an environment with flowers tends to report lower levels of stress and anxiety, yet higher levels of happiness and optimism. Best of all is that virtually everyone is able to benefit from the healing properties of flowers, regardless of age, gender, or current health condition. It's such a simple yet powerful way to boost your mental health!

Encourage Creativity

Whether you're a professionally creative individual, or you just like indulging in a creative hobby from time to time, flowers can be a wonderful way to promote creativity in your everyday routine! A recent study revealed how employees in an office decorated with flowers displayed more innovative thinking and original ideas than before the flowers were introduced. What's more is that employees tend to agree that a workplace with flowers makes the space feel more welcoming and inclusive, which in turn promotes productivity and happier employees overall.

Flowers may look dainty, but it turns out they're more powerful than they let on! So, be sure to add them into your life where you can. Brighten up your kitchen or your desk with a fresh bouquet. Add a batch of fresh lavender or mint into your bedroom to soothe yourself and relax before bedtime.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tampa, Fla. 

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