REASONS TO GARDEN: The Psychological and Physical Benefits of Getting Your Hands in the Soil!
Reasons Why Gardening Is Good For You
The U.S. public spends more than 90% of their time indoors and a recent research study shows that 65% of U.S. parents see it as a "very serious" problem that their kids aren't spending more time outdoors. Get more people outdoors and get the whole family involved by giving the gift of gardening!!!
It burns calories:
Being surrounded by flowers is actually said to improve one's health:
It's a stress reliever:
a study in the Netherlands found that two groups of students were told to either read indoors or garden for 30 minutes AFTER completing a stressful task. You bet that the group that gardened reported being in a better mood than those who read! They also exhibited lower level of cortisol, the stress hormone!
It strengthens your immune system:
while you're outdoors in the sun, you''ll soak up plenty of Vitamin D, which helps the
body absorb calcium,keeping your bones strong and your immune system health!