Nowadays, more and more people like gardening. Most of us know that gardening can make us feel relaxed and happy. Actually, relaxation, fitness, family fun, delicious food all can be found in a simple backyard garden. Here are some benefits that gardening can bring us.
1. Reduced stress and anxiety
Gardening connects us to nature and the rhythm of life. By forcing us to slow down, it teaches us to live in the here and now. We may not have time to take long nature walks, but we can spend a little time in our gardens. Just viewing a garden can have positive psychological benefits.
2. Get improved mental health
Gardening is an effective form of workout. It keeps you active and reduces your stress levels, and that means it can reduce the risk of diseases such as stroke, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and osteoporosis. Plus, eating the nutritious whole foods that you grow is great for heart health, too!
3. Improved immune system
Spending time outside can help reduce depression, anger and stress. being outside in direct contact with the sunlight could help improve your mood and can help you absorb plenty of which can help your body to absorb calcium and keep your bone strong and your immune system healthy.
4. Reduced risk of dementia
Results on gardening, or horticultural therapy, for people with dementia were generally positive and included better sleep patterns, well-being, and functioning. Research finds that horticulture therapy is very engaging for dementia patients and has a positive impact on their overall wellbeing.
5. Get nutritious
The food you grow yourself is the freshest food you can eat. And because home gardens are filled with fruits and vegetables, it’s also among the healthiest food you can eat.
Gardening supplies a total-body workout, allows us to reap what we’ve sowed, and provides an opportunity to reconnect with nature and our loved ones. So let’s keep enjoying gardening!