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Why is Gardening Good for Your Physical & Mental Health?

Getting closer to nature and having an interest in the great outdoors is important for your wellbeing, no matter what your age! Getting outside and doing some gardening can benefit both your mental and physical health, as well as a whole range of other benefits.

Gardening is a fantastic way of doing some enjoyable exercise whilst making your home look great and spending some time with the family outside, or just some time to yourself away from the negative impact which your digital devices can impact on a daily basis. It’s important to try and stay connected to nature (especially within such a booming digital world) and keep active for the good of your health, which is why gardening is so great, especially if you’re a bit older and struggle to keep active.

Whether you’re a complete novice and never done any gardening before or you’re an expert, gardening can provide a whole range of health benefits for you and your loved ones. Even if you just have a small balcony to contend with, you can still start your own vertical garden, vegetable patch or herb garden!

It’s not all about just the physical and mental health benefits which gardening brings either, you could also start to reap some financial and nutritional benefits if you start to grow your own produce, which actually is much easier than it sounds. You just have to do your research and choose the right produce for the space you have and the sunlight you get.

Did you know that gardening can reduce stress levels and boost your energy levels? Well, there’s that and many more interesting facts outlined in the below infographic. Created by UKS Mobility, the infographic showcases all the vital benefits, how you can go about getting started with your own gardening, as well as some precautions to remember for seniors.



Image Source: UKS Mobility

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