If you're planning to garden this year, produce isn’t the only health benefit. Gardening provides more than affordable, tasty fruits and vegetables. It turns out that gardening offers plenty of positives when it comes to your health. Here are a few:
You eat more fruits and veggies
People who grow their own fresh produce tend to eat more of it. Fruits and veggies offer a variety of health benefits, such as reducing risk for some cancers, heart disease, and stroke.
Reduces stress and improves mental health
Turning your attention to gardening helps reduce negative thoughts and makes you feel better.
You can burn as many calories as at the gym while gardening. Digging, raking, and mowing are good calorie burner exercises.
Boosts vitamin D
Exposure to sunlight increase your vitamin D, which offers a plethora of health benefits. But remember to lather on the sunscreen to protect your skin.