Some people are dead serious when it comes to their health and fitness. Are you one of them? Do you love to garden? If so, you are not alone, as more people are discovering the many health benefits of gardening.
Did you know you could get several health benefits by growing your fruits and vegetables? Some of which are not even aware of right now. Can you imagine being able to eat all the fruits and vegetables you want, whenever you want, without having to eat tons of expensive produce? I’m sure if you are reading this right now, you probably can’t wait to start growing some of your favorite vegetables right in your own home.
There are two ways to save money on fresh vegetables and fruits by planting your garden and eating fresh produce all year round. The first way is to simply grow your vegetables in pots indoors. This is an option for many people and can be a fun experience, as long as you get good results. Many home vegetable gardens don’t have good bacteria or other “good” microbes because they are too moist or they aren’t exposed to enough air circulation.
Another way to save money, and get plenty of other health benefits, is through gardening. Not only does gardening reduce the risk of illness and disease, but it also boosts your immune system, improves blood circulation, aids digestion, reduces stress, promotes weight loss, and improves your mood. The list goes on, but these are some of the most important health benefits of gardening we are going to cover today. Let’s quickly discuss them.
Your sense of self-esteem and confidence is closely connected to your physical health. When you can see the results of your gardening efforts and enjoy the taste of your fresh vegetables, your self-esteem rises and your confidence grows. The physical benefits of gardening are great stress reducers, allowing you to take care of other things while your plants thrive and improve your health. When you look at plants, and the healthy green vegetables that they are producing, you can forget about your problems for a little while. You feel better and your spirit returns higher because of the activity you are involved in.
One of the reasons that gardening is such a great way to relieve stress is that it helps you meditate. Gardening is a great way to clear your head of all the thoughts and day-to-day blues and worries that drag you down and keep you from enjoying yourself. When you are forced to sit down and think about your garden all day, your mind becomes focused on nothing else except the work you need to do to grow the plants. When you start to garden and take care of your plants, you can focus on the good times you are having outside instead of your garden. It doesn’t matter if you have a small garden or a sprawling yard, you will still find that gardening relieves stress.
Gardening also releases endorphins that make you feel great. This is why people who are into gardening are so fond of talking about the endorphins that they get from pulling weeds. When you are stressed out over your garden and you pull weeds, you are reaching deep inside of you release pain and tension that has been building up inside you for years. When you release this pain and tension, you are also releasing happiness that has been bottled up inside of you since childhood. It doesn’t matter whether or not you have any flowers in your garden; you will still feel good about the fact that you are providing beauty for your neighbors and passersby.
Gardening requires a lot of work but it also requires a lot of love. As you begin to plant your garden and tend to your plants, you will notice that it requires less work now than it used to. This is because tending to your garden gives you a chance to rest and it provides you with many opportunities for physical exercise. You might find that when you are tending to your plants that you don’t need to push as hard as you once did just to keep them growing. You will notice that it doesn’t take as much energy to nurture your plants now than it used to; you will be amazed at how little energy it uses compared to all of the hard work you used to expend while tending to your plants.