You know that here at Olives & Okra we are dedicated to helping you make good food, fantastic handmade fabrics, and to sharing all kinds of fun things you can do yourself. One of the things that we have always had an eye on is gardening. We got in touch with the people at WhatShed to not only learn a little more about it but also to find out just how good it can be for your mind, body, and soul thanks to their great infographic.
Why Gardening Is Good For Your Health – The Major Benefits
While many of us take an interest in gardening because we want to have fun. Gardening is also great for your body. It may surprise you to know this, but actually, gardening for just a few hours is the same as working out hard in the gym for a full hour! People who garden more often than not will have a lower BMI than those who do not and also be better equipped at fighting off things like heart disease and strokes. So in other words, gardening is great for your body.
While gardening is wonderful for you physically, many people overlook just how good gardening is for your mental health. Gardening can do wonders when it comes to getting rid of stress. Spending just an hour in the garden, planting some new exotic plant or growing tasty strawberries is a great way to leave your worries behind. Stress levels have been proven to be far lower in gardeners than those who do not. The fresh air and the reward of some lovely plants or nice food must be the reason.
Gardening also can help you live a healthier lifestyle. We have posted all kinds of awesome recipes for you here on the site and they can be extra special and healthy if you are growing the ingredients for yourself. Growing your own food is a great way to ensure you are getting enough fruit and vegetables and it can also save you a few bucks as well.