5 benefits of gardening you may not know
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Gardening season is here
- Many Manitobans start planting in spring.
- A garden provides fresh fruits, vegetables and beautiful flowers.
- Gardening can also relieve stress, tension and increase your self-esteem.
- Get information if you are gardening for the first time.
- Read A Community Gardener Guidebook.
Join nutrition, cooking and gardening programs in Winnipeg for free.
- Know the type of plants that grow in Manitoba. Learn ways to take care of them.
- Know the best plants to grow each season.
- Know where to get free seeds.
- Get tips on starting a garden in a small space.
- Find online resources for other information.
Five benefits of gardening:
- Gardening provides physical activity, awareness of natural surroundings and brain stimulation.
- It lifts your mood and reduces stress.
- Seeing fresh plants and beautiful flowers can make you happy. It will lighten your mood.
- Get a feeling of accomplishment when you make plants grow.
- Horticultural therapy is a field. It helps people cope with anxiety, depression, heart disease and post-surgery recovery by gardening.
- Plant fruit trees, scented flowers and herbs.
- Gardening nourishes the senses and stimulates thought.
Strengthens your immune system
- Sun exposure allows you to get Vitamin D.
Use sunscreen and take breaks.Vitamin D, fresh air and mild physical activity are good for your health.
- Vitamin D promotes bone health.
- It protects you from infections and other illnesses.
Increases brain health and prevents Alzheimer’s
- Daily gardening is the best activity to prevent dementia.
- A study found that it reduces incidence by 36%.
- Scientists found that gardening improves memory and comprehension.
Improves hand strength and dexterity
- Planting uses muscles that keep your hands nimble. It strengthens the muscles and improves your grip.
- Do not overwork.
You can get:
Avoid muscle fatigue.
- strain injuries
- carpal tunnel syndrome.
Read 5 gardening hazards you should watch out for for safe gardening tips.
- Use the right tools.
- Take frequent breaks.
- Switch to different activities.
Encourages heart health and cuts stroke risk
- Moderate exercise promotes heart health.
- Gardening prevents you from sitting on your desk all day.
- A study showed that regular gardening cuts stroke and heart disease by up to 30% for those over 60 years old.
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