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Health Benefits of Gardening

November 28, 2011  by: Paulose  Points: 20   Category: Health    Views: 517

Gardening is a healthy hobby. The popularity of gardening is growing all over the words. Outdoor and indoor gardening is much encouraged by media as a way of reducing global warming.


According to the national Gardening Association of the US, more than 70% of the households in the country participate in one or more types of indoor and outdoor gardening activities. Flower and vegetable gardening tops the most popular activities of gardening.

Gardening is an easy hobby

Gardening is an easy hobby that can be adopted by anybody-from kids to adults. They can be implemented anywhere even in a very limited space. If you do not have enough space you can adopt pot or container planting. Help and advice for design, blending colors, and choosing plants for flower and vegetable gardening is easily available everywhere.

Health benefits of gardening hobby

1) It refreshes your body

Gardening fills your lungs with fresh air and energy. Your blood circulation is purified and your immunity power is built up.

2) Boosts your creativity

The time you spend in planning the garden and researching different plants is a great brain workout. Gardening gives you a chance to be more and more creative. You can let your personality shine through creativity in your garden.

3) Your body, mind and soul protected by the rhythm of nature

Through gardening you live one with nature and its healthy rhythm. The bad energy in you is replaced with fresh positive energy. That is why Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese ancient system, advocates having plants for positive energy in every room of your living. Studies have revealed that just viewing a garden or nature brings you healthy psychological benefits.

4) Alternative medicines and naturopaths recommend gardening for health

Nowadays, alternative medicinal systems suggest gardening as a healthy hobby for both body and mind. It promotes blood circulation through an increased range of motion, develops eye-hand coordination, improves motor skills and increases one's self-esteem.

5) Gardening builds up your communication

Gardening connects you with people and builds up your communication skills. Your children are engaged in lively activities. You talk with nature and people through your gardening. Your products fill you up with profit and joy.

6) Gardening fills you with fun and joy

Gardening relaxes your body and mind. You can enjoy the fun of gardening, whether it is a window box or an acre garden.

As it is well-said, "Gardening is a labor of love. A treadmill is just labor." Modern life is filled with tension and depression. Have the fun of gardening and relax in life.


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