7 Steps to Good-for-you Gardening
Everyone loves the beauty of a well-groomed garden.
Whether your dream space is an ornamental oasis filled with wild, vibrant-coloured flowers, or you fantasize about a food garden ripe with the freshest fruits, vegetables, and herbs, being in a lovely yard makes you feel good. And being the gardener makes you feel even better!
Read on for 7 facts about gardening that will be sure to make your smile bloom. Then grab your gloves and shovel and get going!
1. Stress-Busting: Working with plants provides serious stress relief and positive sensory stimulation. Research has found that planting and nurturing seeds, even just in small pots, lifted people's moods and eased stress.
2. Sunshine Vitamin: Being outdoors will help boost your vitamin D levels, which is necessary to keep bones, teeth, and muscles healthy.
3. Mastering Mindfulness: Working in the garden creates a sense of zenful peace, allowing your busy mind to settle and giving you the chance to be present in your environment.
4. Workouts (that don't feel like work!): Carrying bags of soil, pushing a wheelbarrow, picking weeds, planting seeds, moving pots, and pushing a lawnmower provides a whole-body workout that can rival any cross-fit class.
5. Weight Loss: Studies have shown that gardeners have a significantly lower body mass index, as well as lower odds of being overweight or obese than those who don't garden.
6. Healthy Eating for the Whole Family: Kids who are introduced to gardening eat more fruit and veggies. They literally eat the fruits of their labour.
7. Slow Climate Change: Gardens provide important green space to reduce greenhouse gasses. If you plant fruits and vegetables, they also cut down on your need to buy things, and they allow you to recycle kitchen waste.
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