Friday, July 29, 2016

OUTSIDE OUR BOX
How Gardening Can Improve Your Health, 
Fitness, Mood & Nutrition
Dr. Mercola special focus on the health benefits of gardening .. Health benefits associated with gardening include stress relief, improved mental health, better nutrition & exercise. Gardening actually counts as moderate-to-high-intensity exercise for both children & adults .. "Using a push mower instead of a riding mower can burn up about 300 calories. Other activities like raking, pruning, digging, planting and weeding can burn as many as 200 calories an hour .. You’ll want to spend at least 30 minutes a day gardening in order for it to provide a beneficial workout. Using manual tools rather than power tools will ensure maximum energy expenditure .. Modern living tends to sever your connection to the natural world, and many are now starting to recognize just how important a connection with the land is for health and happiness."
LINK HERE to the article

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