Today we are sharing with you this wonderful infographic that shows you why gardening is something that is beneficial for your mind, body, and soul.
To start with, gardening is a truly fantastic stress reliever. There have been numerous tests done that have shown people who are keen gardeners are more relaxed and less stressed than those who do not. This is because gardening is a great way to put your mind at ease, enjoy the outdoors and feel relaxed. Gardening keeps your mind ticking and really helps keep those core cognitive skills sharp.
As well as being great for your mind and soul, gardening has many health benefits. For example, did you know that gardening can burn as many calories as going to the gym? Well, it can. Spending a few hours in the garden, looking after your plants, growing your own food or whatever it is you are doing has been shown to be comparable to an hour at the gym.
As well as looking after your waistline and your BMI, gardening has many other health benefits. Things like strokes and heart problems have been shown to be less likely for a person who enjoys gardening.
Gardening is also a lot of fun. You will find that it is something you look forward to and the reward for your hard (but fun) work can be some lovely flowers and some delicious and healthy food that you can use to make all kinds of wonderful meals. Having flowers in the house or eating food that you have grown with your own two hands is a very rewarding experience.
Check out this great infographic put together by WhatShed to discover some great benefits gardening has to offer.