10 Surprising Ways Gardening Is One of the Healthiest Things You Can Do

10 Surprising Ways Gardening Is One of the Healthiest Things You Can Do

Surprising health benefits of gardening

If you're looking for ways to stay fit and healthy, chances are exercise ranks high on the list. Lifting weights can help maintain and even strengthen muscles while yoga can boost your flexibility and balance. But have you ever thought of gardening?

Gardening, no matter your age, is a physical activity that can reap many unexpected health benefits. "When I think of the health benefits of gardening the first most obvious benefit is getting outside and into the fresh air," says Gwenn Fried, manager of horticultural therapy at NYU Langone Medical Center's Rusk Rehabilitation in New York City. But there are plenty more benefits for the mind, body, and soul.

Read on down below to learn the surprising health benefits of gardening. Also, learn the benefits of taking just a 15-minute walk.

10 Surprising Ways Gardening Is One of the Healthiest Things You Can Do, Source:https://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-you/health/gardening-health-benefits/