There are many benefits that come with gardening besides the actual garden itself. For example, gardening burns a bunch of calories and is, therefore, a decent way to exercise. Gardening also can help reduce stress and depression and has been used since the 19th century to help with those areas. Gardening also allows you to improve your mood as putting your hands in the soil is a natural mood booster. Finally, gardening helps Americans get the proper amount of Vitamin D because it gets them into the sun more often.
- Gardening actually helps to burn calories as you can burn about 330 calories in an hour of doing light gardening.
- Gardening can help reduce anxiety and depression as it improves mental and physical health and has been doing so since the 19th century.
- Soil is actually a natural mood booster as it activates serotonin releasing neurons in our brain when it is inhaled in the air.
“Gardening for about half an hour a day, three times a week, will help you get enough sun to keep your vitamin D at a healthy level.”