My husband and I recently returned form a rejuvenating trip to Colorado, and even though we were terribly sad to be leaving our Mountain views behind us we were delighted to find our organic veggie and flower garden flourishing and producing.
After hurriedly unpacking my suitcase and starting a load of wash I immediately headed out to the garden to begin weeding and watering. As I was bending, twisting and tugging at those pesky weeds I began thinking of all of the benefits that our garden was providing me.
Today I am super excited to be sharing those five gardening benefits with you!
The simple act of gardening has so many physical and mental benefits. Gardening provides moderate exercise that can take us right from our twenties and well into our eighties. Want to reduce anxiety, tension and stress just try spending an afternoon cultivating, weeding or watering your garden.
So whether you garden on your patio,in containers,a community garden or in your own backyard you are about to be amazed at the marvelous, wonderful and incredible benefits your body is receiving!
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Gardening Benefit # 1
Create A Positive Change.
Did you know that Gardening for just 30 minutes a week lowers cortisol levels and improves our moods.
Seems that nurturing a plant helps promote well-being, positive outlooks, reduces heart disease and fights off memory loss.
Gardening Benefit # 2
Increase Your Immunity.
You know those “good” bacteria that we all hear about…well good news they live in our soil.
Those little organisms are called Mycobacterium vaccae and we absorb them when we are working in our gardens by breathing them in and we ingest them when we eat our veggies.
These working bacteria have the potential to alleviate asthma, psoriasis and allergy symptoms.
(These bacteria might even make us happier and smarter!)
Gardening Benefit # 3
I don’t know about you, but for me there are times that sleep can be very elusive.
Tending to the garden can truly help aid in better sleep. Physical activity is tiring, but even more than that, that sense of well being gained from gardening can really help us to have sweet dreams!
Gardening Benefit # 4
Once you experience the joy, satisfaction and healthy eating from growing your own food, you’ll never turn back to eating any other way.
From garden to table is the freshest, healthiest and one of the most rewarding ways to bring excitement to food.
“When you grow it, you own it.” That’s my Motto. We are what we eat…
Gardening Benefit # 5
Gardening Is Good For All Ages.
Gardening transcends age and helps to create meaningful family connections.
Whether you are a young Mother or a Grandmother gardening with your family and children or grandchildren is a fabulous way to ditch the electronics and get back to nature. Not only do the kids learn concepts from gardening they also see first hand how to take care of our planet.
“Grow your own food and create a legacy.” ~Jemma Olson
Stay healthy and plant something wonderful, beautiful and maybe even edible this weekend!