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3 Reasons to Love Yard Work

By Virginia Laird

Do you love to work in the yard? If so, you are among the minority. There are few who love to take care of the many chores that are required when it comes to yard work. There are many who prefer to invest in outside help to get the job done. While this can be a nice perk, it is important to know that there are plenty of healthy reasons to love yard work. A few of them include:

  • Yard work can provide some exercise
  • Working in the yard can reduce stress
  • Time in the sun is healthy

Yard Work Can Provide Some Exercise

Believe it or not, working in the yard can provide a great workout. With plenty of duties that require heavy pulling and lifting, you can be sure your muscles feel the burn. Health and wellness experts recommend yard work to those who would rather skip the gym as part of a healthy living exercise routine. According to research, spending as little as 30 minutes, just a couple of times each week, working in your yard can help you break a healthy sweat and burn calories to help you manage weight. 

Working in the Yard Can Reduce Stress

When it comes to stress, there is no joking about the seriousness of trying to eliminate it. While there may be no quick fix to completely getting rid of this struggle, experts say that working in the yard can help take your mind off of your troubles. Like other hobbies, spending time completely devoted to the flower beds, and other yard beautification tasks your mind can be distracted from the stress you may be working through in other areas of your life. Consider taking a few minutes each day working in the yard to unwind and release your mental tension. 

Time in the Sun Is Healthy

Staying healthy can prove to be an uphill battle. Although there  are a few things you can do to help keep your health heading in the right direction, it takes hard work to keep it moving forward. Health and wellness experts suggest that along with exercise and vitamins, time spent soaking up some Vitamin D can be beneficial to your overall health. This does not mean you need to spend hours on end outdoors. Instead, it takes as little as 10 to 15 minutes outside to get the Vitamin D you need to maintain proper function. 

Now is the time to make yard work a part of your healthy lifestyle.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tucson, Ariz.

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