Gardens are lovely to behold in their naturally endowed greenery and you can feel a lot better when it’s harvest time and there are plenty of fruits staring at you for grabs. Gardening is capable of adding color to your life, give you a sense of fulfillment and save you some extra cash. If you’ve been hesitating about starting your own garden, wait no more.
Gardening can pass for an exercise any day and substitute for it. All these are exercises that can help you burn off some calories. 1 hour spent in the garden can burn up to 330 calories off your body.
There’s a season of sowing and there’s a season of harvest. There comes this joy of fulfillment in planting a crop on a bed, watch it grow as you tend to it and see it blossom as the months go by. Looking back at the little you’ve achieved can inspire you to believe you aren’t good-for-nothing after all and that you can do greater things.
Your garden is not just meant to color your backyard green and radiate nature’s fresh scent. It’s like your small business. You plant crops and harvest them. You could decide to sell them and keep the profits or you could use the harvests in your kitchen.
According to a Dutch study where two groups of persons were assigned different tasks, the group assigned with the task of gardening after about half an hour were noticed to have gotten their cortisol levels reduced, Cortisol is the hormone responsible for inducing stress in humans.
The happiness this exercise affords the family can strengthen weakened bonds in hours. Plus the kids too. They get a sense of belonging. They acquire a small sense of responsibility and a chance to be productive by getting their hands dirty in dark loamy soils.
Aging comes with a lot of physical downsides. However, regular gardening can help you keep those muscles in your hands waxing stronger and stronger regardless of how old you get. Exercises keep the body active and you can become one of those oldies who are still handy well into their eighties.