- June 17, 2016
- Posted by: Aimpro Insurance
- Category: Article Archives, Lifestyle
After reading the benefits of gardening, you’ll want to get out in your backyard pronto.
Gardening – you either love it or you hate it, right? It may not sound like the most thrilling activity, but once you’re weeding and watering your plants, you may start to feel quite serene.
It turns out, you’re not the only one. Studies show that gardening is not only beneficial for your garden, but it’s good for you!
Check out why you should pull on your gardening gloves today!
Soil is an antidepressant.
Believe it or not, soil can actually boost your mood! A study by the University of Bristol in the U.K. showed that mice, when exposed to the ‘friendly’ bacteria in soil, altered their behavior in a similar way to that produced by antidepressants. It is believed that these natural effects of happiness can be felt up to three weeks. Feeling blue? Get potting plants!
Gardening creates mindfulness.
You may feel that you’re too busy for mindfulness, but research shows that it can have a huge impact on your stress levels. Mindfulness helps to stave off anxiety, slash depression risk, boost productivity, and ease insomnia. Gardening means that you don’t notice the time passing, you focus on the present, and switch off from rehashing the past.
Gardening boosts brain health.
Tending to your garden exercises your mind as well as your body! It utilizes a number of brain functions – including learning, problem-solving, and sensory awareness – and keeps our mind active. Some studies have shown substantial benefits of therapeutic gardens for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
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