Landscapers aren’t the only ones who love working in gardens, some people love working in a garden of their own, whether it be a small backyard or a large garden created from a landscaping design. In truth, the size does not matter, as gardens of all sizes give pleasure to those who use them and work in them. As well as enjoyment, there is another highly important benefit that gardens provide and that is they can help to maintain and improve your health and wellbeing.
You may wonder how this can be the case as the last time you visited their doctor, the prescription was for some pills, not ‘go mow the lawn’. However, if you were to ask that same doctor whether they recommend gardening to help boost your health, we are sure they would give a resounding “Yes” in reply. If you are still unclear as to how your garden can help boost your health, below are seven ways in which your landscaped garden provides you with health benefits.
#1 – It Can Help Lower Your Blood Pressure: By spending just 30 minutes each day working in your landscaped garden, that period of physical activity is enough to help prevent and control high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a major contributor to heart attacks and strokes so anything you can do, including gardening, to prevent it, should be pursued.
#2 – You Are Burning Calories: Another health benefit of regularly working in your garden is that you are burning calories as you do so. For example, weeding for 30 mins burns 180 calories and digging for 30 minutes means you will burn over 200 calories. Given that you can control your weight by reducing calories, the more you burn through gardening the more chance you have of maintaining a healthy weight.