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Gardening is one of the activities that are considered good for the mind and body because it moves a lot of body parts and the result of what gardening offers (produce, flower beds, or lush greens) is a sight that can tame the senses.

Below are some reasons why gardening is beneficial to our health:

  1. Gardening is good for the heart. Studies show that gardening reduces the risk of contracting heart ailments. Low-level physical activities like gardening, according to a recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, are linked to a lower risk of mortality from heart disease. The study discovered that persons who engaged in low-level hobbies like gardening for less than one hour each week had a 12 percent lower risk of dying from heart disease.
  2. Gardening helps in burning calories. Gardening is a moderate to high-intensity activity. The National Institute of Health recommends gardening for 30 to 45 minutes three to five times each week. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S., one hour of modest gardening and yard labour can burn up to 330 calories, which is more than lifting weights for the same length of time.
  3. Gardening encourages healthy eating. Individuals who raise their own produce are more likely to be aware of the health benefits of eating organically grown products, which encourages healthy eating. There is no finer sensation than eating food that you have grown yourself. Furthermore, growing tiny amounts of produce in your garden develops your appreciation for natural foods grown locally.
  4. Gardening helps in improving concentration – Gardeners are also known for having extended attention spans. Gardening can have a good impact on our attitude for a long time. If you have a temper, research shows that working around your home on a daily basis might minimize the triggers that cause you to become angry, as the action provides fulfilment and a sense of success.
  5. The act of gardening can lead us to an altered state of consciousness – This is the same feeling or state when we delve into meditation. This level of transcendence is a mystical and spiritual place where one can experience the finest of whom he or she is.
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There are far more things that gardening can do for the improvement of our well-being. Do you want to start your gardening adventure? We can help! Check out our fruit trees collection and choose the best fruit trees for you.

You want to start, but don’t know how to? Our planting service is there to show you how to plant and take care of your garden. Planting is easy as 1,2,3 as long you have the dedication,

passion and the correct tools and materials for you to have a fruitful journey!