Wood100 Health Benefits
The Wood100 parent company, Thoma has done much in the way of research in Europe investigating and proving the health benefits of Wood100. For the first time in Canada research was undertaken at UBC to investigate the link between wood and human health.
Studies of hospital patients recovering from surgery found that patients in rooms with a view to nature recovered more quickly and with fewer painkillers than patients without such views. Infact nature delivers many health benefits:
- lower pain perception
- faster recovery
- fewer reported illnesses
- fewer sick days absent from work
- greater attention
- greater creativity
- lower aggression
- improved personal relations
When you consider that the average Canadian spends 88% of their time indoors it was decided to determine if bringing nature indoors in the form of wood could provide health benefits. The UBC survey confirmed the findings of other such research: recovery times in hospitals, productivity in offices, grades in schools and overall improved health at home are all evident with the application of wood.
You can see why the application of wood in hospitals, schools and offices in becoming a priority.
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