Gardening Exercises And Its Benefits

Gardening is not just a chore to build your garden, it helps both mentally and physically. Planting and ploughing can be an exercise regime as gardening is comparable to moderate to strenuous exercises like walking or cycling. Here are a few gardening exercises and its benefits:

Strengthens muscles
For those who enjoy gardening, it can be a great way to strengthen your muscles. It works all your muscles, your legs, buttocks, arms, shoulders, neck, back and abdomen, helps build strength and burn calories. Also, there is a great deal of stretching involved, for example when reaching for weeds or tall branches or bending to plant a tree, which strengthens your muscles.

Reduces the risk of diseases
Various studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have shown that people that engage in about 3 hours of gardening per week have a lower risk of getting type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, stroke, obesity, depression and premature death. As a result, religiously gardening helps improve overall health.

Helps destress and relax
Health benefits includes mental benefits and throughout human history nature has been the source of peace and tranquility. Gardening is a part of nature and studies have shown that gardening is linked with mental clarity and feeling of reward.  So doing gardening, makes you feel at peace, destress and relax.

Put on your gardening gloves and start by planting a in a few pots and enjoy the benefits of nature and earth!

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