3 Proven Ways Fresh Flowers Make You Healthier [Research Confirms]
A gorgeous flower arrangement might be 100% easy on the eyes but their powerful petals do more than just please.
Flowers are actually way more helpful than we think.
Every time we see pretty blooms, our mind, body & spirit are all affected in more ways than we’re aware of.
See? I bet you’re feeling those “Be Still My Heart” type of feels? That’s only touching the surface of the many benefits that are blooming within you, & I’m introducing the research to back it up.
According to research, did you know that a flower arrangement or bouquet can: Bloom happiness, lower heart pressure & heart rate, & reduce stress + improve relaxation?
It’s true & here’s why >>>
3 Proven Ways Fresh Flowers Make You Healthier
1. Flowers Bloom Happiness.
In the words of Pharell Williams, “It might seem crazy what I’m about to say...because I’m happy...clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth…”
This is my happy truth: I’m a believer of flowers & how they make you more happy by simply just being around them.
And, science seems to agree.
According to the Texas A&M Agriculture & Life Sciences Center,
“Keeping flowers around the home and in the workplace greatly reduces a person’s stress levels. Natural aesthetic beauty is soothing to people, and keeping ornamental flowers around the home environment is an excellent way to lower levels of stress and anxiety (Brethour 2007, Collins 2008, Dunnet 2000, Etcoff 2007, Frank 2003, Haviland-Jones 2005, Hartig 2010, McFarland 2010, Rappe 2005, Waliczek 2000).”
Does having to cook or do the dishes dampen your mood immediately when walking into the kitchen?
You can turn that kitchen frown upside down by following our Marketing Coordinator Chelsea Harris’ advice: Keep a fresh flower arrangement by the sink at all times to brighten your mood.
She says, “With a beautiful bloom arrangement cheering you on at the sink, you’ll catch yourself smiling and thinking happy thoughts while scrubbing leftovers off last night’s pots and pans.”
Now, if that’s not bloom magic... I don’t know what is.
2. Flowers Lower Blood Pressure & Heart Rate.
Flower power doesn’t just stop at enhancing your mood. No, no, no. It goes way beyond that. The presence of flowers creates MAJOR healthy consequences within the body like low blood pressure & heart rate.
Nature can actually act like a nurse in keeping your body in check.
House Beautiful states that,
“The American Society for Horticulture Science performed a study evaluating whether plants can have therapeutic influences on surgical patients, and the results are honestly kind of shocking.
Ninety patients who had recently had appendectomies were split into rooms either with plants or without plants, and those in areas with some kind of foliage had a much more positive experience overall than those who didn't.
According to the study, those exposed to flowers had lower blood pressure and heart rate, lower ratings of pain, anxiety, and fatigue, and more positive feelings and higher satisfaction about their rooms than the patients without foliage.”
My heart skips a beat at those amazing results, because it goes to show that nature is truly looking out for us. It makes you want flowers & foliage in every room you live in, huh?
Which door in your house do you frequently exit to conquer the day?
Try placing a fresh floral arrangement near that door so every time you leave for the day (come what may), you’ll have beautiful blooms cheering you on.
One glimpse of them will anchor your heart rate at a steady pace that will be ready for a long work commute or hectic car ride with toddlers.
3. Flowers Reduce Stress & Improve Relaxation.
Keep blooms around & you’ll stop sweating the small stuff. Waitttt…. Really?
Sounds too good to be true? But, what if it actually could be true?
Scientific researchers are starting to think so & are conducting studies to dive deeper into retrieving the answers around the “Back to Nature” theory. Here’s an example on one of the many studies:
A group of researchers (Chorong Song,Miho Igarashi,Harumi Ikei,Yoshifumi Miyazaki) wanted to study certain internal effects that fresh roses had on people. So, they targeted a total of 15 female university students & allowed them to view fresh roses for 3 minutes.
Here are the measured results they received:
“Viewing roses induces physiological and psychological relaxation, Oxy-hemoglobin levels in the right prefrontal cortex significantly decreased, sympathetic nervous activity decreased, and bordered on significance, and mood states were significantly improved by viewing roses.”
Does this mean you should skip the gym all together to cure your everyday stress?
Definitely not, but having fresh flowers in your living space or office desk is a quick and easy solution to simmering down those stress breakouts that tend to pop up unannounced.
Y’all, these 3 proven bloom facts are r-e-a-l & very uplifting.
Blooms want to help you feel better & be better at life. How cool is that? They truly want to be your best buddy day in & day out. How about we let them & give them a chance to work their magic?
We’ve made it easier than ever for you to get your bloom zen on by getting started with a Blooming Hites Flower Subscription today!
Go here to discover how easy it is to welcome gorgeous self-healing blooms into your life.
P.S. >> If you really want to know if our Marketing Coordinator’s real-life bloom tip works, email her here! I can guarantee you she’ll share all about how doing the dishes with blooms has changed her life forever. :)
Need the cliff notes version:
According to research, a flower arrangement or bouquet can: bloom happiness, lower blood pressure and heart rate, & reduce stress + improve relaxation.
We can help bring flower power into your life with our flower subscription! Bloom here.