Posted By: BcVogue Support - Posted On: Friday, April 11, 2014  Comments: (0)
Everyone loves flowers, especially colorful, "Just Because" flowers. 

But did you know there's more to these beautiful pieces than just a pretty appearance. Check out these 10 reasons "Just Because" Flowers are actually good for you!

.) Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. Individuals expressed "true" or "excited" smiles upon receiving flowers, demonstrating extraordinary delight and gratitude. This reaction was universal, occurring in all age groups.

2.) Flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods. Specifically, individuals reported feeling less depressed, anxious and agitated after receiving flowers, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction.

3.) Flowers make intimate connections.The presence of flowers led to increased contact with family and friends.

4.) Flowers Refresh Recent Memory.Seniors performed higher on everyday memory tasks and experienced enriched personal memories in the presence of flowers.
5.) Flowers make you more creative. A recent scientific study conducted at Texas A&M University finds that nature can hold the secret to business success. The research demonstrates that workers' idea generation, creative performance and problem solving skills improve substantially in workplace environments that include flowers and plants.  In these surroundings, men who participated in the study generated 15% more ideas. And, while males generated a greater abundance of ideas, females generated more creative, flexible solutions to problems when flowers and plants were present.

6.) Flowers can change the way people think about youBoth men and women who give flowers are perceived as happy, achieving, strong, capable and courageous people.

7.) Because unexpected Acts of Kindness are good for you. According to M.J. Ryan, award-winning author of the Random Acts of Kindness book series and The Giving Heart, a simple call to the florist can make a big impact beyond conventional gifting occasions. Some of her favorite, unexpected gifting opportunities include surprise recognition for a job well done; an “I miss you” gift for an out-of-town family member; and an advance “thanks for hosting us” gesture before visiting a friend’s house.

8.) Flowers can make you a morning person!  Recent research confirms that flowers might be the perfect pick-me-up for millions of Americans who do not consider themselves “morning people.” Participants of a behavioral study conducted by researchers at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital confirmed that they feel least positive in the early hours but reported being happier and more energetic after looking at flowers first thing in the morning.

9.)  Flowers chase away anxieties, worries and the blues at home. Overall, people in the study simply felt less negative after being around flowers at home for just a few days. Participants most frequently placed flowers in their kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms, where they spend a lot of time at home. They reported wanting to see the blooms first thing in the morning.

10.)  Flowers make intimate connections. The presence of flowers led to increased contact with family and friends. Many design experts recommend always having fresh flowers close by in spaces where you spend the most time with the ones closest to you, to encourage positive, intimate relationships!