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Get in Your Garden – You’ll Get as Healthy as If You Started Running or Cycling

Go ahead and get gardening.  It will keep you healthy.

Researchers from the Royal Horticultural Society have found that, people who garden, every day, have well-being scores which are 6.6-percent higher, and stress levels which are 4.2-percent lower, compared with those who do not garden at all.

And the benefits branch-out, big-time:  Researchers say the increase of well-being, which comes with gardening, is comparable to the increase of well-being which people get from doing regular, vigorous exercise – such as cycling or running.

Scientists point to growing data, which consistently indicates that humans benefit, both physically and psychologically, from gazing at natural scenes, as well as interacting with nature…  flora, fauna, birds, bees, all of it.

Study author Dr. Lauriane Chalmine-Pui adds, “The more you garden, the better the outcome.  From a mental health perspective, it doesn’t seem you can overdose on gardening. […] When gardening, our brains are pleasantly distracted by nature around us.”

Dig up more, here:  (Daily Mail)

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