It’s been revealed that crazy plant ladies live happier, longer lives

If you're a self-confessed plant mum, we have good news for you.

There's no reason to hold back on buying that extra plant you were looking at, as new data reveals that surrounding yourself with greenery actually makes women live longer and happier lives. 

Yep, you can now make room for some more Fiddle leaf figs and Peace lily's and have science to back up being a crazy plant lady. 

New Harvard research has found a direct link between women living in homes surrounded by vegetation to lower mortality rates, as well as improved mental health.

The study followed the lives of 100 women over eight years, tracking their mental health and wellbeing when living with lush greenery.

Over the course of the study period, the researchers discovered that women's mental health increased so much that it made up a third of health benefits. 

They found that women experienced lower levels of stress and depression, which could have stemmed from more social opportunities speaking with others about their veggie gardens, as well as higher amounts of physical activity when looking after the plants, and they benefited from better air quality. 

And in terms of mortality, the study found that the rate had decreased by 12 per cent when women lived in greener surroundings, so we're just buying some more plants as we speak.

They also mentioned that even seeing greenery in our homes makes women feel relaxed, so there's really no end of benefits from having a mini jungle in your home.

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