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In a world that’s quickly becoming nature-deprived, the benefits of actually getting out into our gardens and taking care of the little patch of land we have is a hotter topic than ever. Whether your garden is vast and filled with greenery, or smaller and kitted out with charming teak garden benches, there is so much that we can do to improve not only the space we have, but it has also been argued that gardening can improve our health too – but is this true? Here, we’re looking into the world of gardening, and just what benefits it can […]
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Many of us will spend hours in our gardens because we we want to create a space we enjoy spending time in and are proud to show off to guests. But, did you know that gardening can improve both your mental and physical health? Nature has long been known for its relaxing qualities – as a place that provides peace and tranquillity. Simply spending time in a garden can be good for you and is it any surprise when you are in the fresh air, surrounded by sweet-smelling flowers all of which are teaming with wildlife? In care homes gardens […]
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Staying fit and healthy is incredibly hard work, isn’t it? But it doesn’t have to be that hard – there are actually many fun and fairly easy ways to stay fit. In fact you are probably doing some of them already, perhaps without even realising it. Did you know that gardening is good not just for your physical health but your mental health as well? After just 30 minutes of pottering around planting and pruning and you will start to see the benefits. But, with these benefits can come some negatives. While bending and stretching is good for you, if […]
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Whilst gardening is a favourite pastime for many of us, it is also very effective in improving our overall health and wellbeing. Researchers have found that general gardening activities have multiple benefits including lowering blood pressure, increasing brain activity and reducing stress. In fact, the evidence is so compelling that it’s even being used to treat hospital patients and calm prisoners. If you have green fingers, you might want to know the following 10 ways in which gardening can benefit your overall physical and mental health: 1. Can reduce stress Gardening can be a great stress relief from the demands […]
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