Everyone living in a small apartment or let it be a big one has a plant or is interested in gardening and having a small garden at their home. The reason is simple that the health benefits due to gardening. Some people even don’t know the exact purpose of gardening but just do as a hobby purpose and some people do because just everyone does. If you ask a doctor why he has a garden in front of his house or why he like gardening instead of being such a popular and famous doctor. He will simply reply- it is good for my health. Yes, one more reason can e that it looks beautiful and adds up a beauty to your house but I feel the primary object is the health benefits you get from gardening. The atmosphere of your house is refreshed due to the presence of plants and the supply of more oxygen.
It is also said that by seeing the green leaves its good for your eyes. Have you observed anytime, when you return from your office late and tired and see the beautiful plants in your garden, don’t you feel refreshed? I have tried it on my own, and I love to say off course I feel. You will say, I don’t have such a time for such things, but do you have time to go to a doctor? No? Than what option you have to avoid it? Yes, you are thinking in the right direction, it’s the gardening you do everyday keeps you healthier, the whole day traffic you travel in carry lots of bacteria and inhale pollution, which you need to have a remedy for that and plants are the best solution which provide you large amount of oxygen. Apart from this I said, there are many such benefits- lets go through them and I assure you’ll be starting gardening by you after this,
- Gardening plays a part in reducing stress levels.
- Gardening can help reduce the level of cortisol, the stress hormone.
- As a regular hobby, there aren’t many activities out there that are as tranquil as gardening.
- It is not involved in heavy use like those who own a yard and have the problem of weeds and pests. Here, I only water the plants.
- And the plants growth which I see daily, is a stress relieving process for me
Immune system is strengthened
- Soil comes with plenty of germ and bacteria, which do not sound like something you, want your hands on.
- But, if you have any kid, then these microorganisms will help your kid to build an immune system in the future to fight against many upcoming diseases.
- Obesity and deficiency of vitamin D are the upcoming problems, so allowing your kid In such outdoor activities will grow stronger for his future.
Stimulating the brain
- This probably applies more to the elderly but gardening is a great way to stimulate the brain.
- Gardening is an activity that includes a bit of everything.
- It includes physical exercise, social interactions, cognitive learning, and more.
- Gardening could have a positive influence in reducing the risks of dementia for people in their 60s and 70s.
- Improved social interactions and community cohesion.
- Reduce the occurrence of episodes of stress, and the severity of stress and associated depression.
- Reduce reliance on medication, self-harming behavior, and visits to psychiatric services, whilst also improving alertness, cognitive abilities and social skills.
- Alleviate symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, such as agitation and aggressive behavior, which can in turn improve circumstances for careers.
- Productive manual activity and beneficial social interaction for people tackling drug and alcohol dependency.
Help people manage the distress associated with mentally challenging circumstances, such as making the end of life more peaceful, sociable and enjoyable for hospice patients
Increase overall levels of physical activity and fitness, burn more calories and hence contribute to healthy weight management and reducing the risk of obesity.
Increase healthy fruit and vegetable consumption, for adults that grow food, and among schoolchildren participating in food-growing activities at school – as well as improving young people’s attitudes to healthy eating.
Reduce physical pain, and help with rehabilitation or recovery from surgery or other medical interventions.
Help people cope with physically challenging circumstances, such as intensive cancer treatment or learning how to live with chronic conditions such as asthma or severe allergies