Flowers are good - we have scientific proof! - British Florist Association

Flowers are good – we have scientific proof!

They make us happier than we know!

How do you relieve stress in your life – research shows that we shop as a way to relax, in the vast majority of cases without even know we’re doing it – what have you bought this week that you didn’t really need?

Our life is high-tech and fast-paced although we’re advised to exercise or use relaxation techniques to relieve stress – but do we really do this all the time?

We’ve have perfect answer to improve our lives – University research shows nature provides us with a simple way to improve emotional health – flowers. The presence of flowers gives you a greater life satisfaction, triggers your happy emotions and increases your feelings of life satisfaction and has a real positive effect on social behaviour too and all to a greater extent that has previously been considered.

“What’s most exciting about this study is that it challenges established scientific beliefs about how people can manage their day-to-day moods in a healthy and natural way,” said Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Rutgers and lead researcher of a study on the subject.

The results of a ten-month study show that flowers are a natural and healthful moderator of moods. A team of researchers concluded that Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. All study participants expressed “true” or “excited” smiles upon receiving flowers, demonstrating extraordinary delight and gratitude. This reaction was universal across every demographic groups.

Flowers truly are extraordinary having a long-term positive effect on moods. Specifically, study participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious and agitated after receiving flowers, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction.

“Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy,” said Dr. Haviland-Jones. “Now, science shows that not only do flowers make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well-being.”

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