Why Gardening Is Good For Your Health

Posted on Oct 13 2014 - 9:44am by Alexandra Ashton


There are numerous benefits of gardening. One of the greatest benefits of gardening is watching jealous looks on the faces of your neighbours. You know that you did something beautiful when you see how jealous your neighbours are, wouldn’t you agree? But did you know that gardening is good for your health? Yes, not only that you will have the most beautiful garden but you will also be one of healthiest persons in neighbourhood. Gardening reduces the likelihood of obesity by a huge percent. That percent is 46% for women and 62% for men. Who would have thought that this could be so large percentage? Wait no longer. Pick your favourite flowers and start planting. There is no need to have a big garden if you don’t have enough room. Windowsill planters or some hanging baskets can be enough to make you happy with your garden.

Gardening will help you improve your health in different ways. By taking on gardening you will spend more time in the fresh air which can’t be bad for your health. Even though gardening isn’t exercising, it can be a work out. You can compare a three hours of moderate gardening to a one full hour in the gym based on calories burned. What would you rather choose? Would you rather spend one hour sweeting in the gym or three hours relaxing in the garden? When buying fruit and vegetables in the market you can never be sure that you are buying fresh ones. If you have your own vegetable garden you won’t have to wonder. This is probably why people who have their vegetable garden tend to consume more fruit and vegetables. When it comes to the things you eat, you can never be too sure, don’t you agree? Do you have any doubts about starting to garden? Read this infographic to find out all the reasons why you should start gardening.


About the Author

Alexandra Ashton, Communications at Neomam Studios , the UK based Infographic Agency. Alexandra is a content and design enthusiast with a keen eye for detail.