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5 Lifestyle Benefits of Gardening

Posted by on May 6, 2019 in Health with 0 Comments

Gardening is fun. Plants and flowers beautify landscapes and add a fresh smell that makes spaces livable. It advisable that we all take up gardening as a way of relaxing and bonding with nature but work and other life commitments make this impossible. The benefits of gardening extend beyond improving how your home looks and we will share some of the lifestyle benefits so as to encourage you to take up this activity.

1) Boosts self-esteem.

If you are suffering from low self-esteem, then gardening is one of the activities that you should consider if you want to regain your self-esteem and boost your confidence. Gardening allows you to nature flowers and crops to maturity and this will make you believe in your abilities as an individual. Life is full of challenges that can make you lose confidence in your abilities and when this happens, grab a shovel and do some gardening. You will need some little training if you are gardening for the first time and CF Landscaping will guide you on how to go about it.

2) Improve your health

Gardening also helps keep you healthy and vibrant. If you spend most of your time in the office working on a computer, then this form of inactivity has probably made you unfit. This is not good for your health and you could suffer lifestyle diseases as a result. Gardening will keep you on the move and this will help you keep fit. Old people are at risk of heart attacks and strokes as a result of clogged blood vessels and gardening is one of the light exercises that will keep the heart pumping.

If you grow your own food in your garden, you can enjoy fresh organic ingredients for your favorite recipes. Grow vegetables and herbs that you use often so you can reduce your reliance on store-bought produce. Indoors, you can start a small mushroom garden using grow kits that are easy to set up and maintain and don’t consume much space.

3) Reduces stress

Work and family commitments can really weigh you down and make you stressed. Stress has adverse effects on one’s life and as such, you are advised to find appropriate ways to deal with it. Gardening for just 30 minutes in a day will lower the level of cortisol hormone which is associated with stress. When you garden on a regular basis you will, therefore, be able to keep stress at bay and this will improve the quality of your life. 

4) You sleep better

One is supposed to get at least 8 hours of sleep every day but the stresses of life can make this impossible. You will toss and turn in bed without sleep and this will interfere with your activities the next day. When gardening, you will get exhausted and this will help you sleep better at night.

5) Improved mental health

Spending time in nature improves your mental well-being and gardening brings you as close to nature as possible. With better mental health, you will be able to prevent mental disorders like depression. You should, therefore, try to garden as much as possible so as to get close to nature and improve your mental health.

Conclusion

Nature plays a huge role in our personal well-being and as such, we should garden as much as we can. This post highlights some of the benefits of gardening regularly.

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