Health Benefits from Gardening

gardening_senior_couple_09Gardening has the obvious benefit of creating beautiful outdoor surroundings for your home but there are additional advantages you may not realize.

Digging holes for planting, pushing around your lawnmower, pulling weeds, and the many other movements that yard work necessitates provide the weight-bearing exercise needed to strengthen your bones and prevent osteoporosis. An added bonus to gardening is the effect of being outdoors. Fifteen minutes of sun exposure daily gives you all the vitamin D your body requires.

Before you work in your garden, walk around and warm up your muscles just as you would before exercising. Remember to use sunscreen if you plan to be in the sun for more than fifteen minutes. Then enjoy all the fruits of your labor!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s