Gardening is Good For You!
By John Brennan, 17/05/2018
Gardening is Good For You! For One Thing, It's Great Exercise!
If you enjoy a few hours pottering in the garden or just 40 minutes of decent digging and shoveling, either way it’s a pretty good work-out. You’ll burn calories and strengthen muscles and bones. Studies have shown that gardening 30 to 45 minutes a day can burn 150 to 300 calories and you’re getting a full body work-out, incorporating many of the elements of a healthy fitness routine. Stretching, pushing, pulling and lifting use multiple muscles at one time and improve the quality of your overall fitness level.
Gardening also helps improve balance, flexibility and sharpen your senses. The movements, the sights and smells you take in whilst in your garden are all health benefits, as you enjoy tending to your patch of paradise. Have a look at this article by James Wong: