10 Surprising Health Benefits of Gardening

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Having a garden, regardless of its size, can provide you a lot of benefits. Even if you treat it as a hobby or just a pastime, the pleasing effect it gives cannot be a measure; it is not a secret at all how it surprisingly contributes to the goodness of our health. Here is the list of ten surprising health benefits of gardening.


Gardening can make you happy. 

Gardening has been proven to boost mental and physical wellbeing and create a sense of belonging and connection with nature. Seeing your plants grow and taking care of them provides you calmness and removes the negativity that can bring joy to your soul.


Gardening provides you peace and harmony. 

Gardening is also an excellent way to relax, providing opportunities to still the mind and get away from the busyness of everyday life; it gives your peace and identifies harmony in your life. There is even evidence to suggest that gardening can help ease symptoms of mental illnesses like depression and anxiety.  


Gardening promotes exercise.

Lack of exercise can lead to a range of health issues; through gardening, your body meets the minimum daily guidelines for daily routine. Gardening is a recommended activity as it can encourage many motor skills, improve endurance and strength, keep you moving, and reduce the chances of getting diabetes, anxiety, and depression.


Gardening for your Heart Health 

You're burning calories and strengthening your heart when you're out in the garden. You do know that. According to many health experts, activities such as gardening are as good as formal exercise when reducing the risk for heart attack and stroke. 


Gardening helps you to Sleep Better

The light activity associated with gardening can help you sleep better at night. Sleep is so vital to good health; this is a benefit you shouldn't ignore. 


Gardening helps to control weight.

Many people believe that avoiding weight gain or shed a few pounds is a famous health goal, and surprisingly gardening can help you achieve it.


Gardening can help to improve concentration.

People who garden also have prolonged attention spans; they are even more patient than the others who aren't involved in gardening; by doing so, the long-lasting impacts on our mood positively.


Gardening Enhances our sensory awareness.

Gardening engages all senses: smelling fresh flowers, feeling the soil between your fingers, and listening to the sound of the insect residing in your garden, which is valuable to use our sensory system.

Gardening can build self-esteem.

It always feels good to accomplish new tasks, and if you can grow a garden, a fulfilling joy takes place.


Gardening Help to Increases mood and decreases stress.

Gardening is proven to be significantly beneficial to your psychological health as well as mental and physical wellbeing. Working productively in the garden improves your overall mood.


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Comments (2)

Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Hi Tamra,  Thank you for sharing these benefits from gardening.  I definitely have noticed the fresh air and relaxation, leading to better sleep. 

Sep 16, 2021 04:59 PM
Tamra Lee Ulmer

Glad you liked it, Bob. Have a great weekend!

Sep 17, 2021 02:27 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Nothing better than summertime beefsteak tomato's ! One of my favorite things to grow in the garden.

Sep 16, 2021 08:45 PM
Tamra Lee Ulmer

That is wonderful. Have a great weekend, Buzz!

Sep 17, 2021 02:28 PM