5 Health-Related Reasons to Add Plants to Your Home Office

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With the extended lockdown, for many of us, this also means working from whatever corner we can find in our homes, whether it is in the kitchen or the lounge.

And while it might not be the first thing that comes to mind – you might want to consider adding some greenery to your makeshift home office. Certainly, houseplants can make a room look better, but studies also suggest they can have myriad health benefits.

Here are some reasons you should place a potted plant on your desk (or kitchen counter).

This article originally appeared in Harper's BAZAAR UK

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Reduce Sickness

Adding houseplants to the office might help fend off bugs too. Norwegian researchers found that sickness rates fell more than 60 per cent in offices with plants compared to those with no greenery at all.

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