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Article Teaser: Did you know that adding flowers to your life could actually help your diet to be successful? No, I don't mean you should eat the flowers-although there certainly are some edible species. But, by simply placing flowers around your home, you could actually boost your mood, and thereby have more success in your weight loss goal.

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Add Flowers To Your Life And Give Your Diet A Boost

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Did you know that adding flowers to your life could actually help your diet to be successful? No, I don't mean you should eat the flowers-although there certainly are some edible species. But, by simply placing flowers around your home, you could actually boost your mood, and thereby have more success in your weight loss goal.

It's no big secret that most of us find ourselves with our heads in the refrigerator and our hands in the cookie jar more often when we are experiencing significant stress in our lives. The result of those late night forages and stress-eating habits is an expanding waistline.

A recent 10 month study conducted by Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, provided scientific proof that flowers have a very real, positive impact on our emotional health. The study showed that:
  • Flowers have an immediate effect on happiness.
  • The positive impact of flowers is long lasting.
  • Flowers help people to connect.

    According to Dr. Jeannette M. Haviland-Jones, who directed the Rutgers University study, "Flowers bring about positive emotional feelings in those who enter a room. They make the space more welcoming and create a sharing atmosphere."

    Fresh flowers placed around your home will improve your mood and reduce your stress, making you less likely to reach for food to boost your happiness. Consider placing a beautiful bouquet or arrangement in the room of your house where you exercise. Seeing the flowers will bring a smile to your face and may help motivate you to keep up your exercise routine. Also, place the flowers in rooms that you spend most of your time in, such as your living room, kitchen, and bedroom.

    Scientific studies show that certain colors have an impact on our feelings. To give your flowers some added power over the stress in your life, choose calming colors like cool blues. Your florist can help you choose color combinations and arrangements that will have the best positive affect.

    Like surprises? Call up your florist to order a surprise arrangement for yourself. Now, of course the day and time of the delivery won't be a surprise, but you can ask your florist to surprise you with an arrangement. Simply tell him or her how much you'd like to spend, provide a little information about your favorite flowers and colors, and ask the florist to surprise you with the rest. When the flowers arrive at your door, the end result will be a delightful surprise that will bring a smile to your face and immediately reduce any stress you might be experiencing... and you'll have to take your hand out of the cookie jar to answer the door!




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    Wesley Berry is member of the American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) and President of Wesley Berry Flowers, a successful multi-million dollar floral business that was established in 1946. He is also the developer of Localnewsdelivery.com a website that delivers local news to over 40,000 communities across the country. Recently he also launched a website providing information about various places of worship throughout the United States. Visit Wesley Berry Flowers on the web at www.800wesleys.com.

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