You may not think of gardening as an aerobic past time, but it’s certainly better than doing nothing at all. The squatting, bending, pulling of weeds, reaching for tools, and overall tending the land gets the blood pumping and the muscles working. It may not be a cardiovascular workout, but it can definitely be categorized as low-impact exercise. It also gets you outside into the fresh air and sunshine, improving your mood and decreasing your chance of a vitamin D deficiency. The hard work and sense of accomplishment achieved by growing beautiful flowers and vegetables in your very own garden also boosts self-esteem, self-worth, and decreases stress. There have been multiple studies that support this belief we well. The cherry on top? Home-made, homegrown salads and cheerful bouquets of flowers to brighten up your home.
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