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The Mental Benefits of Green Spaces

We all know that going outside is considered good for you. Or at least most of us do! We’ve all had days where we felt dreary and overwhelmed, but were offered some reprieve by a walk through a park, or even just in our own backyards. There’s no denying that spending a little time outdoors is a great way to feel at least a little better. These benefits aren’t just in your head (or maybe they are, and that’s the point)! Many studies have been done over the years that have shown that green spaces have a tremendous impact on our mental health, and can even improve our coping mechanisms to very real mental disorders. Check out some the many mental benefits of green spaces…

Natural Environments - The Mental Benefits of Green Spaces

Helps Productivity

Green spaces and natural environments help us clear our mind and focus more on what matters. Whether you are focusing on an external task or simply self-reflecting, spending time in nature greatly improves your ability to succeed. Several studies have shown that simply having plants in your field of vision helps improve your memory and hones your ability to focus. This is paired with a decrease in depressive thoughts that impact your ability to fulfill tasks. It’s actually for this reason that many businesses nowadays are opting to include more green spaces in their office buildings, as it enables a better working environment. More »

How Different States Are Improving Their Air Quality

It’s no secret that our environment is in trouble. Due to negligence, the earth we live on is vastly different than the one the generation before us did. And not just the ground we walk on, but the air that we breathe. In some states, going outside on a red air day for an hour is the equivalent of smoking a pack of cigarettes. No matter what your views on sustainable living and conservation are, it’s hard to deny the impact we have on the world around us. Luckily, there are things that we all can do to improve our air quality, and yes, there are beneficial things you can do besides just driving less (although that won’t hurt, either).

Green Space - How Different States Are Improving Their Air Quality

Green Spaces

In Washington State, Amazon has a new headquarters, filled with greenery. It’s an architectural trend that is starting to catch on for new office spaces. In Amazon’s new headquarters, there are vines strung above desks, with large trees throughout the building. All of these plants are amazing for the environment, but they also have incredible benefits for you. There have been studies to show that working in green spaces, and even just living in a close proximity to trees and greenery, has a positive impact on your health and the interactions you have on a daily basis. More »

How can medical practices uphold a steady credentialing process?

Managing a hospital or a large practice requires you, as a healthcare professional consultant, to fulfill some tasks. Provider enrollment & credentialing is one of the most critical tasks. It looks easy on paper but difficult to execute in reality. It is the process by which a provider becomes associated with the insurance program and an authentic member of a practice or a hospital.

Medical - How can medical practices uphold a steady credentialing process?

Medical credentialing includes a check of your education history, degrees, certifications, work experiences, prior places of work, and licenses. After all the information is checked, you are enrolled in
Medicare, for instance, to be reimbursed in the future. Once you are through with the accreditation, it gives your professional education with greater authenticity. More »

How to Avoid Yard Damage from Your Sewer System

During flooding events such as storms and periods of heavy rain, one of your greatest risks likes in backups of your sewer system. Sewage often contains microorganisms that present serious health risks. In the event that these pathogens spill over into your yard and seep into the soil, they can thrive long after the waters have receded, posing an ongoing hazard. There’s also the terrible odors involved. Here are some ways to ensure your sewer system will function as intended even under the worst conditions.

Sewer - How to Avoid Yard Damage from Your Sewer System

Engineered Lawns

It’s a good idea to adjust the topography of your property as much as possible. If you live in a low-lying, flat lot, all those foul floodwaters will pool up in the vicinity. Create a low bank around your home’s foundation, and low walls or embankments to channel water away from spots like flower gardens or children’s play areas and toward public drains or low-lying spots where the overflow can be contained. Dig some small drainage ditches, or lay underground pipes to facilitate better drainage. More »

Eco-Friendly Ways to Increase a Home’s Value

When people think about ways they can be environmentally friendly, they shouldn’t be thinking that they have to spend an exorbitant amount of money to do so. As a matter of fact, being environmentally friendly is actually something that can both save you money, and make you more money, in the long run. This is especially true, in regards to your home. Plenty of environmentally friendly upgrades for your home actually make your home worth more. Here are some ideas of eco-friendly ways to increase your home’s value…

Solar Panel - Eco-Friendly Ways to Increase a Home's Value

Solar panels

Solar energy is one of the most popular ways that homeowners are incorporating green energy into their houses. This is accomplished by installing solar panels on the roof, which are then stored in a battery in the home. Solar panels are becoming a highly sought after amenity for individuals looking to buy a home. For this reason, not only do solar panels help you cut down on your monthly energy bill, but the costs to install them actually go into the value of the home. No matter what anyone tells you about solar not being efficient, it is not only economically smart to install solar panels, but almost financially incredulous not to. More »

How to Know if the Paint You’re Using Is Eco-Friendly

There are a lot of ways to add character to your home. You can buy new furniture or paint your home a new color. Painting upgrades your home’s character and charm, but if your feeling of accomplishment is quickly placed by the need for fresh air, consider this: that noxious odor is coming from volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, which can linger for days or even months.

ECO House - How to Know if the Paint You’re Using Is Eco-Friendly

What Are VOCs?

Some of the chemicals found in paint, such as benzene and formaldehyde, are proven to cause respiratory issues and even certain types of cancer. They’re also known to cause irreparable damage to the ozone layer. More »

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