It’s predicted that within the next 15 years, six out of ten people will live in an urban area or city, that’s 60% of the population living in cities. Living in the city can mean it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of day to day life with the busy 9-5, early starts and rush hour commuting, but don’t forget to take time to let your friends, family and colleagues feel happy, noticed and remembered.
Living in the city means you are in the centre of the action, the restaurants and bars, the nightlife and the entertainment, but it doesn’t come without proven health problems unfortunately. High blood pressure, stress related illnesses and even cardiovascular problems are all an increased risk.
Gardening to some is a hobby and a way of life, not considered to be as difficult as some people may think it is. To many amateur gardeners, flowers bring joy, relaxation and a sense of fulfilment.
Thanks to these relaxing traits, gardening has become a form of therapy and rehabilitation in recent years. Caught in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life, many people struggling with stress-related illnesses such as cardiovascular diseases, pain and general suffering have taken up growing flowers and caring for their own gardens.
Garden Rehabilitation involves a lot of carefully planned work with skilled staff such as occupational therapists and social workers taking part in planned occupational therapy and discussions with those taking part. A breath of fresh air has more than a psychological effect with studies showing that regular outdoor activities can lower blood pressure and encourage positive feelings.
Don’t let the stress of the everyday take its toll on you, take a walk or care for your garden or just get some fresh air before stress can become an issue. We can all feel better by surrounding ourselves with flowers and plants, think how happy your local florist is! Sending flowers is more than making someone smile, whether you’re sending flowers to your Mum for Mother’s Day, letting your loved one know you’re thinking of them on Valentine’s Day or just hoping to make some feel better generally, our flower deliveries are the perfect gift.