We all have our hobbies. Ours just happens to be gardening, and it’s a hobby that can improve your health in ways you didn’t realize. If your hobby tends to be something that’s not good for you, you may want to consider gardening as a replacement habit. Here’s how cultivating plants benefits us all.
Stress: Gardening is not hard but it does require patience. When you apply your mind to gardening, you’re so focused at the task you’re not realizing that it is relieving your mental fatigue and reducing stress levels.
Food: This is a hobby that gives back! Our garden pays off, we get good, clean fruits and vegetables to eat, plus it’s good for your wallet and for the environment.
Exercise: You may get a good workout if you tend to your garden a lot. Watering, weeding, and mulching are all good forms of getting your blood flowing. Exercising reduces your risk of heart disease and diabetes, which is an even better benefit.
Alertness: You can keep your mind sharp with physical activities such as gardening. A study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that physical activity could be key to reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s. Also, gardening is a hobby used to engage dementia patients and was considered to benefit them tremendously.
Happiness: When you see your first flower bloom, you get a sense of accomplishment and purpose. Gardening also boosts your creativity and pride.
So, what are you waiting for? Visit Milberger’s Nursery today and get your garden started!