Why You MUST Have Indoor Plants If You Care About Your Health

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I’m headed to the plant nursery today and here’s why:

Most of us spend the vast majority of our time indoors. At minimum, we spend 6-8 hours sleeping in our bedroom (which is probably carpeted).

Either way, every single person breathing the air in a modern building is inhaling a toxic storm of synthetic compounds. Indoor air pollution is often 10 to 100 time worse than outdoor air pollution.

And since so many of us spend so much time indoors, we need to take some precautions.

Mother Nature has given us the best air purifiers and mood boosters around: plants.

And for the sake of your health, you need to go buy, grow, dig up, borrow, or steal some ASAP. Preferably don’t steal them.

Here’s a good simple guide to get you started:

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-12034/8-powerful-plants-that-can-detox-the-air-in-your-home.html

Here’s why indoor air quality is so polluted:

http://living.amuchbetterway.com/toxic-carpet-dangerous-toxins-that-live/

Here’s 15 house plants that massively improve indoor air quality:

http://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/photos/15-houseplants-for-improving-indoor-air-quality/a-breath-of-fresh-air

Here’s all the ways indoor air can become toxic and polluted:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indoor_air_quality

Here’s a video about a man who reversed his allergies by putting plants in his home and work space:

http://www.ted.com/talks/kamal_meattle_on_how_to_grow_your_own_fresh_air.html

This research shows indoor plants improve mood, health, and cognitive performance:

http://ibe.sagepub.com/content/7/4/204.abstract

http://eab.sagepub.com/content/41/5/658.abstract

Bonus points:

Get a HEPA air purifier for your home, in addition to adding 6-8 plants per person.

TIP: If you live in a large house, and you don’t want to take care of a couple dozen plants, just put 3-6 plants in each bedroom so you’ll have cleaner air while you sleep. Preferably a Mother-in-Law’s Tongue (AKA Snake Plant) because they convert CO2 into oxygen at night.

With the improved air quality in your home, there’s a great chance you’ll sleep better, think better, and breathe better.

If you found this information useful, please share it with your friends and family so they can enjoy cleaner air and better health.

Here’s to your health.

Do you have indoor plants in your home? Why or why not?

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