March 8, 2017 Gardening Written by Guest Contributor
Gardening For Physical and Mental Health
Having an interest in the great outdoors and

getting closer to nature can benefit both your physical health and mental health, as well as improving your overall well-being, no matter how old you are. Gardening is a great way of making your home look great and bringing the outdoors closer to you whilst taking care of your physical and mental health. Gardening can provide a whole range of health benefits for you and your family to make the most of, whether you have your own outdoor space, just a balcony to contend with, an allotment or even a communal garden to get involved with.

With social media and the digital world taking over our everyday lives more than ever, it’s important to try and stay connected to nature and remember the important of getting outside and keeping active for your health. Especially when you’re older it can be harder to keep active and stay motivated, which is why gardening can be particularly effective as it’s a really enjoyable form of exercise.

As well as crucial physical and mental health benefits which gardening can offer, you could also start growing your own produce with your very own vegetable patch or allotment, to increase your nutritional health and reap some newfound financial benefits.

With April (National Garden Month) on the horizon, take a look at the below infographic designed by UKS Mobility, to see just how gardening can improve your personal health and well-being. The infographic outlines all the important benefits, as well as how you can go about getting started with your own gardening. Did you know that gardening can boost your energy levels, reduce stress, keep your mind sharp and provide a purer atmosphere? Discover facts like these and more below…

Gardening For Physical and Mental Health


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The text is written by Natalie Granger.