Grow a Healthy Garden
For gardeners, there is little more satisfying than planning their evening meal, and then running outside to get the ingredients. Gardening provides fresh fruits and vegetables at their peek, without having to pay the price for similarly grown market crops. Cheap, healthy food isn't the only reason you should consider growing a garden though. Here are 4 reasons to start growing now.
It keeps you fit
Gardening is hard work. It may seem like you're just sitting in a garden soaking up the sun, but weed pulling, walking back and forth as you plant, weed, and fertilize, all burn calories. Keep your muscles toned and burn a few calories, all while enjoying the benefits of your garden.
Eases chronic pain
If you have arthritis or other forms of chronic pain, being moderately active can help ease soreness and make you feel better. Check with your doctor first before you start planting—your doctor will know your individual health best and can recommend how to get started safely.
Helps clear your head
There's something about being out in the garden that brings peace to your thoughts. Studies have shown that being in nature is highly beneficial to us. It relieves stress, boosts our immunity, and the dirt itself may even make us happier, thanks to beneficial microbes.
It improves your diet
The act of growing food isn't the only part that is beneficial. By growing a garden, you are giving yourself access to more vegetables, and since they are always present, you may as well eat them.
Growing a garden has a huge number of benefits. Get out there and start planting today.