Get Active, Get Gardening!
It’s no secret that gardening is good for physical and mental health. That’s why we have searched far and wide to bring you some great health benefiting reasons on why you should get gardening this winter!
1, Stress Reducing
A busy lifestyle can bring with it a lot of unwanted stress. Taking a moment to focus in the quiet setting of your garden can improve you stress levels drastically, just 30 minutes gardening a day has been proven to lower your cholesterol, the hormone closely associated with stress.
2, Lowers Anxiety
As well as the obvious advantage to breathing in the fresh air while you tend to your garden, M. Vaccae, a healthy bacteria found in soil has also been shown to increase serotonin levels and reduce anxiety when naturally encountered in the garden.
Gardening is considered a moderate-intensity exercise that actually burns more calories per hour when compared to walking for the same amount of time. it is estimated that just one hour of light gardening can burn up to 330 calories.
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