Home & Garden
Working in a garden is an all-round health booster. Some people, especially women, love taking care of their gardens and are passionate about gardening as a personal interest/hobby. Gardening is not only for nature lovers but it can also help improve your health and induce a therapy for your stressed-out mind. Additionally, when a gardener grows fruits and vegetables etc in their garden, they are more likely to eat them as they have invested their time, money and hard work in them. Understandably, these vegetables and fruits help us gives life to our brain cells and protects one from aging.
Following are the ways in which you may be able to use gardening as a stress reliever and health-booster:
1. Gardening gives you a break from the general rush of life. This not only benefits your general well-being but specifically enhances your strength and flexibility. Moreover, weeding, raking, digging, and lifting serve to increase stamina and build muscle tone. Such activities not only improve your physical fitness but also help reduce depression and anxiety.
2. Greenery in a garden helps ease your muscles and lowers your blood pressure. Generally speaking, green is a cool color which has a calming and serene effect on your mental health and state of mind.
3. Gardening gives you an excellent opportunity to grow vegetables and Fruits which have a high nutrition value and also taste a lot better than the ones available in the market. It is observed that gardeners tend to eat more fruits and vegetables than others and consider their healthy eating patterns to be one of the rewards. A few easily grown vegetables and fruits in your house garden are cabbage, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, mangoes, carrots etc.
4. An hours of moderate gardening will result in 300 calories burnt, on average. Essentially, gardening acts as a natural gym for a gardener and helps you exert off unwanted calories. So, gardening also helps reduce your weight and saves you from diseases related to obesity.
5. Gardening also provides various items which can make your skin look healthy. A good example is Aloe Vera which helps heal chronic skin disorders like acne skin and minor burns etc. Herbal medicines can also be extracted and processed from your own garden if you have the time and knowledge.
6. When you work in your Garden, you absorb the light and heat of the sun which helps produce Vitamin D in your body. Vitamin D helps prevent from 16 different types of cancer including pancreatic, lung, breast, ovarian, prostate and colon cancers etc
Hope you find these tips interesting enough to adopt gardening as an active hobby. Stay good, stay fit=)