Hi earth fam, Benjy here! You might have heard about scientific benefits of the japanese “forest bathing” or being barefoot in nature. let’s Discover the Surprising Benefits of Gardening for Your Mind, Body, and Soul, family, sanity and even our planet earth in return 🙂
Do you love spending time outdoors, connecting with nature with your hands connected to the earth~the microbiome of our earth?! While You also love improving the aesthetic of your home with colours and “therapeutic” greenery :)?? Gardening is a great way to do all these things and so much more! In fact, gardening has been found to have numerous health benefits, from improving mood and reducing stress levels to increasing physical activity.
Here are the top 7 health benefits of gardening:
- Reduces Stress and Anxiety: Spending time in nature has been found to reduce stress levels and boost feelings of relaxation. Gardening can have similar effects, helping to ease anxiety and promoting mental well-being.
- Improves Physical Fitness: Gardening involves a lot of physical activity, such as digging, planting, and weeding, which can help improve cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility.
- Promotes a Healthy Diet: Gardening is a great way to grow your own fruits and vegetables, ensuring that you have access to fresh, healthy produce that is free from harmful chemicals.
- Boosts Immune System: Gardening can help boost your immune system by exposing you to beneficial bacteria and microbes found in soil, which can help to protect against disease.
- Enhances Mindfulness: Gardening is a meditative activity that can help you practice mindfulness and become more present in the moment, leading to reduced stress and improved mental health.
- Increases Happiness: Gardening has been found to increase levels of serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters that are associated with feelings of happiness and well-being.
- Encourages Social Interaction: Joining a gardening commUnity club or going to a community garden can help you meet new people and forge new and meaningful connections, promoting social interaction and overall well-being.
Gardening is one of our favourite and wonderful activity that can have numerous health benefits for your mind, body, and soul. Whether you want to reduce stress, improve physical fitness, grow your own healthy food, or simply enjoy the beauty of nature, gardening is a great way to achieve all these things and more. So, why not start digging in your own garden today and enjoy the many benefits that gardening has to offer!
Watch some videos on youtube, connect to groups or watch soon some of our Videos on gardening, permaculture and Benjys “Green Thumb Solutions”