Friday, October 13, 2006

Green is good

Following yesterday’s post, if you need more convincing about the importance of making your home office space pleasant, have a wander around Plants for People or Plants in Buildings. There’s plenty of research indicating that shedworkers who sit at a desk for more than four hours a day feel happier and work more productively if they’re sharing a space with a plant or two. In fact it’s claimed that just looking at plants reduces work stress because if you’re surrounded by greenery you tend to feel less isolated. Also, indoor plants can reduce tiredness and colds by a third. Indeed, a view of greenery has been found to speed up hospital patients’ recovery times.

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