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Productivity Increase

November 8th, 2018

Twelve Percent (12%) Productivity Increase

“A number of studies have documented that plants can lower blood pressure. By somehow causing us to be more relaxed, plants help us to be more productive and focused,” explains Washington State University horticulturist, Virginia Lohr.   The full article by Virginia Lohr.

 

Would you like to remain focused and get more done throughout your day?

Need to rid yourself of tension and feel more relaxed? Then start treating those pots and plants in the office with a little respect.

The humble pot plant is known to boost productivity and helps to reduce workplace stress, according to a recent study from Washington State University.

Researchers involved in the study found that students working in a computer laboratory that contained plants were 12% more efficient than students performing the same tasks in a room that was completely foliage-free.

The blood pressure of the students in the “green” laboratory was also lower – their blood pressure rose by two points compared to four points for the” foliage-free” students.

A group of 96 people was tested. Blood pressure and pulse were measured before, during and after the experiment, and students also had to identify common symbols on a computer screen by quickly pressing the keyboard.

Reaction times for students in the laboratory with plants were 12 percent quicker.

“A number of studies have documented that plants can lower blood pressure. By somehow causing us to be more relaxed, plants help us to be more productive and focused,” explains Washington State University horticulturist, Virginia Lohr.   The full article.

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