The Health Benefits of Gardening
Posted on 22nd September 2021 at 13:24
Did you know that there are many health benefits to gardening? As well as your garden being a nice place to relax and wind down, there are advantages to taking up gardening as a hobby.
Caring for your outdoor living space can be therapeutic, but it can have a real positive impact on your overall health.
In this blog, we’ve listed some of the ways that gardening can help you.
Improve your Mental Wellbeing
Spending time enjoying nature can have great benefits to improving your overall mental health. It increases your ability to concentrate and engage, making it so that your mind is less likely to wander and can make you feel peaceful.
Gardening itself has been shown to improve people’s moods and increase quality of life. Surrounding yourself with nature can have a real positive impact on your mental health.
You can alleviate stress just by spending a few minutes each day outside. Focusing on your garden can help relax you and change your mindset by connecting with nature, so you’re no longer thinking about the things that are causing you stress.
Making improvements to your outdoor living space will also make you feel a lot more positive and more peaceful overall. This is due to the sense of accomplishment that this comes with.
Can Lower your Blood Pressure
Relaxing and doing day to day tasks in your garden can help lower your blood pressure, lessening the risk of you getting heart disease or having a stroke. Enjoying nature and simply spending time outdoors has been shown to have a calming effect which will naturally lower this.
Taking care of your garden by carrying out the weeding can prevent and control high blood pressure. Doing regular exercise like this can strengthen your heart meaning that it can pump blood around you body with less effort, lowering your blood pressure.
Doing a daily amount of exercise in your garden can also help you to burn calories. If you struggle to find time in the day to go to the gym, then taking up gardening as a hobby can benefit you in the same way without having to leave the house.
Even small tasks such as weeding, and planting flowers can burn between 200-400 calories per hour. Carrying these out on a regular basis will have great physical health benefits, as well as all the other positive impacts discussed above.
Why Gardening is so Important
Taking care of you garden can also be fun! It doesn’t have to be the chore of weeding every time, you can start looking at seasonal planting as well as making flower arrangements, or growing vegetables.
How you use your outdoor space is up to you, but we would love to help you transform it into a space that you love spending time in.
If you would like to get in touch with us about how we can transform your garden, or make improvements then call us on 020 8871 0980 or email us at email@example.com.
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