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Why Working in Your Garden is Healthy

By Virginia Laird

As winter comes to a close, the warmth of spring will begin to invite the urge to spend more time outdoors. With a variety of outdoor activities to choose from, health and wellness experts suggest that spending time in the garden can be a healthy choice. Whether you decide to keep a vegetable garden or spend time beautifying your yard with a garden of beautiful plants and flowers, the benefits remain the same. A few reasons spending time in the garden can be healthy include:

  • Getting outside can improve your immune system
  • Investing time in a hobby can release stress
  • Working in the garden can provide exercise

Getting Outside Can Improve Your Immune System

Research suggests that spending time outside can help improve your immune system. Health and wellness experts admit that a good dose of fresh air can boost oxygen levels in your body which can help fight off germs and illnesses. This research supports the idea that working in your garden can be healthy. Health and wellness experts suggest that spending as little as one hour (at least three days a week) outdoors can build a strong immune system.

Investing Time in a Hobby Can Release Stress

Working in the garden can be a fantastic hobby to maintain. Health and wellness experts admit that investing time in a hobby can provide stress relief. The secret behind getting rid of stress is staying busy with things that can take your mind off of the cares of the world. As you embrace the gardening lifestyle you can easily get lost in your love of the outdoors, which can help you let go of such stress. As spring approaches, get ready to spend plenty of time outdoors and enjoy lower stress levels.

Working in the Garden Can Provide Exercise

Whether you realize it or not, gardening can provide exercise. For instance, there will be a need to haul heavy things from place to place, this can provide some strength training. Likewise, working in a garden can be physically demanding which can help strengthen your muscles, as well as build cardio. Before you write off gardening as a simple hobby, keep in mind that it can provide the exercise you need to stay healthy.

Now is the time to begin planning and collecting the things you need to have a beautiful garden.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Greensboro, N.C.

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