Gardening Has So Many Great Health Benefits!

When you think of gardening, several things may come to mind -- being outside, brightly colored flowers, and vegetables, just to name a few.  While there are some obvious reasons why gardening is a great hobby, there's a lot more to uncover with this health-promoting hobby that makes it a worthwhile pursuit.

With greater distances between stores and farms, most produce is picked before it's ripe. This means it doesn't have as much time to fully develop those important vitamins and minerals we need to consume.

More Nutritious Food

Whether you're growing nutritious foods or beautiful flowers, gardening takes some work. Gardening is a great option if you're not a fan of going to the gym or want some diversity in your daily exercise.

Physical Exercise

Being surrounded by nature and engaging in mindful activities, like gardening, promotes relaxation and a sense of well-being. Activities, such as watering or simply looking at beautiful flowers, can help you to be more present and mindful.

Stress Relief

Whether it's going to the local nursery to buy new plants, having friends over to help work on your yard, or simply sharing your latest plant success with a friend, gardening helps bring people together.

Social Interaction

While most things around us provide instant gratification, gardening helps us slow down and appreciate small growth over time. It's a great way to practice delayed gratification and also teaches lessons on problem-solving and resilience.

Learning Patience

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