Gardening is a physical activity to enjoy for a lifetime!
Lawn and garden care offers countless benefits to the largest generation in U.S. history. In addition to beautiful landscapes and fresh foods, gardening decreases blood pressure, reduces stress, improves confidence, helps focus, and strengthens the body. In addition to gardening’s physical benefits, proponents point to the psychological boost conferred by accomplishing a task and literally taking time to smell the roses.
GARDENING IS EXERCISE!
Some noteworthy facts include:
• Yard work is one of only two activities with a significant impact on maintaining healthy bone mass and preventing osteoporosis in older women.
• Gardening provides an adequate and challenging workout, but is not as stressful on the body as other exercise options, like jogging or aerobics.
• Gardening could well be viewed as cross-training for fitness enthusiasts and as exercise for one and all.
• Lawn and garden care facilitates weight loss! SEE CHART ON RIGHT.
Another excellent way to get some exercise in the garden and protect the environment is to use a push reel mower. Watch this video for more information: