Stewarts Office Plants

We supply many businesses across the South, from Sussex and Surrey, through Hampshire and Dorset to Wiltshire and Somerset. For more information about the services we offer visit our home page, or contact us here. In this blog you'll find news, interesting snippets, stories and pictures of our staff's adventures out on the road.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Health benefits of plants in the news again

A colleague has brought in an article which appeared in the weekend paper in the 'Health' section about the benefits of plants in offices. We've known about this for a long time, but this particular study found that those who could see the most plants from their desks took the least sick leave. As well as the plants removing volatile organic compounds that can affect health, it is now thought that there may be a psychological explanation too, in that people believe plants are healthy, which leads them to evaluate their own health more optimistically.

So even if you don't have much space in your office, perhaps you might consider desk top bowls so that everyone can appreciate and benefit from a plant?

Let me know if you'd like to put the above studies to the test and we'll visit with some ideas.