Pot a Houseplant to Keep You Healthy

With winter chills picking up outside, we’re spending more and more time inside our warm houses.

While it’s certainly warmer inside, the lack of air circulation from bundling up indoors can lead to a build-up of dust particles and contaminants that come from cigarette smoke, pain, and furniture. These particles can lead to fatigue, stress, dry throats, headaches, coughs, and dry skin at home and at the office.

The solution could be an easy and cheap potted plant. These plants produce fresh oxygen and studies suggest they may be able to reduce the suffering of indoor living during the cold winter months.

Experts recommend leafy plants, which produce the most oxygen. Some suggested plant types include: Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, Peace Lilly, and Janet Craig. One or two small plants, according the easywaystogogreen.com, for every 175 square feet is the best distribution of greenery.

If you are experiencing difficulty breathing or think you may have an undiagnosed allergy, schedule an appointment with your primary care physician to discuss treatment options.

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