There are so many benefits to gardening. No matter the size of the garden. You may choose for your garden to be indoor or outdoors. Whatever your garden type, there are numerous benefits you can reap from having a garden that you may have not even thought about. Not only do gardens look fabulous but being in the presence of a garden feels quite amazing too. It’s like having your own little piece of paradise. It’s well worth the effort.
Some benefits of gardening are:
Gardening is a fantastic way to get your body moving and get in some extra exercise. Even smaller gardens require some physical effort that will help increase your heart rate for a work out that’s sure to not be boring.
The best thing about gardening is that it can be tailored to each individual, no matter your fitness level. You can participate in low or high impact gardening. The choice is yours depending on mobility and preference.
Vitamin D is essential for a healthy body and sunshine is the best way to get it. What better way to get your dose of Vitamin D than to be out in the garden!
Your body produces Vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight. According to WebMD, low levels of Vitamin D have been linked to cancer and increased risk of death due to cardiovascular disease. This alone should be a motivating factor to get outside in the garden and get more Vitamin D.
3. Fresh Produce
If you have an edible garden then the fresh produce benefit is simply amazing. Being able to step out into your very own garden and harvest a fresh lot of herbs, fruits or vegetables. There is simply no better way to experience a garden. All your senses are sure to be stimulated and there is nothing better than the taste, smell and nutrient value of fresh produce.
There is just something about gardening that’s definitely therapeutic. Having your fingers in the dirt, the sunshine on your face and breeze on your skin.