Gardening

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul - Alfred Austin

Gardening

image by: BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

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Gardening is good for you

When gardening, you are also exposed to more stimuli than the flashing monitor of the treadmill. The sights, the sounds, the decision-making can all serve to distract you from the intensity of physical work you are doing. Images and recordings of natural environments have been shown to reduce feelings of pain and anxiety, help to lessen the need for anaesthesia and even improve healing times in hospital wards.

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 Gardening is good for you

A spot of gardening not only gives you a good physical workout but reduces pain and anxiety, too.

Gardening for health: a regular dose of gardening

There is increasing evidence that exposure to plants and green space, and particularly to gardening, is beneficial to mental and physical health,...

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