Health and Environmental Benefits of Gardening

Health and Environmental Benefits of Gardening

What are the benefits of gardening?                                                       

There are various benefits of gardening and we divide into 3 types:
#Health benefits of gardening
#Environmental benefits of gardening
#Financial benefits of gardening.

Gardening in our life, (either in early childhood, school or home) is very crucial because of mental benefits, heart benefits, social benefits, and environmental benefits of gardening even gardening helps in financial benefits also. Gardening helps you in the burning of calories and lower the risk of various diseases. According to the studies, benefit of gardening helps in  reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. There are many Benefits of home Gardening and can help us a lot.
Some people ask
Is gardening good for you?
Why gardening is good for the environment?
What is the scope of gardening?
why is gardening important?                                                              How does gardening benefit the environment?

The answer is simple “yes” read how

Health Benefits of Gardening

Stress Relief

A study in the Netherlands, cited by CNN says gardening fight stress better than any other hobbies. Gardening helps in reducing cortisol level. “Cortisol” (the stress hormone ) may influence lower immune function and bone density, increase weight gain, blood pressure, cholesterol mental illness, and lower life expectancy. So get out in your garden and start gardening.

Health benefits of Dirt

Dirt is good for you because it  has natural antidepressant which helps in increasing serotonin.  Decreasing  of Serotonin has side effects like a sad depressed mood, low energy, negative thoughts, feel tense and irritable, crave sweets. Serotonin in human body contributing in wellbeing and  happiness also Dirt is good for your immune system as well.

Gardening helps in stress relief
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Gardening is a physical activity and has physical benefits. Gardening is an  exercise which is very beneficial for your body. The important thing while Gardening that you don’t even realize you’re breaking a sweat. When you are gardening you move here and there in reaching for plants and tools, at that time you bending, twisting, stretching and lifting of your body as a result helps in strength, stamina, and flexibility. Pushing a wheelbarrow, picking weeds, planting seeds, carry equipment, put manure, moving pots, pushing a mower, gives you a full body work out for your muscles.


Gardening exercise

Hand strength

According to a study published in hortscience, with  gardening activities older adults can improve their hand strength and self esteem at the same time and may even help neutralize some of the strain caused by repetitive use like typing or phone swiping.Nowadays people spending more on hands exercise tools for their hand’s muscles which is not affordable by all types of people. Gardening is not only reducing your expenses of hand tools but also helps in hands strength, make the good shape of your hands and much more. 

Hand strenth
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Mental Health Benefits of Gardening

Gardening and mental health are connected to each other. According to the study, gardening helps in reducing dementia by 36%. In this research, 2805 people over the age of 60 for 16 years are being studied. In this study, they studied their lifestyle and activities and found that people who do gardening had lower the risk of dementia.

According to the research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Gardening is not limited to exercise, it also gives us a healthy workout for your brain.  This report suggested that regular gardening helps in lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 50 percent. Gardening also sharpens your mind. Mental health benefits of gardening plays an important role in our life.

Gardening improves brain health

Helps in loneliness

A healthy bacteria that found in the soil, can increase levels of serotonin and reduce anxiety. Dirt contains a natural antidepressant which makes us happier.  Just viewing a garden can have positive psychological benefits.

Gardening helps in loneliness
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Reduce Hearth Risk

Gardening is a moderate-intensity exercise and has many benefits but one of the most helpful and important benefits of gardening is that it helps in reducing the risk of stroke and attacks. According to the Stockholm study, regular gardening reduces stroke and heart attack risk by up to 30% above the age of 60. Gardening for seniors helps in joints. Gardening activities for just 10 minutes gives you a good amount of vitamin D which helps in fight with dangerous diseases like cancer, osteoporosis and other heart diseases.

gardening helps in reduce heart risk
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Most people do gardening as a hobby and it gives them self-satisfaction. Planning, planting and watching your own garden grow can give a person  satisfaction and pride. Gardening also gives you inner happiness.

gardening helps in self satisfaction
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Sleep Better

According to the Research at the University of Pennsylvania suggests that the activity involved in gardening can help you sleep better at night.

gardening helps in Sleep Better

Financial Benefits of Gardening

Increase Property Value

The first impression is the last impression yes it is true, having a garden may increase your property value. A beautiful garden outside your house may add attractiveness to your house, in turn, increase the overall value of your house. It is estimated that due to a well-maintained landscape can add as much as 10 % to the value of your home.

Follow these tips for making up smarter your yard to increase the chance of your home sell quickly.

  1. Entrance should be attractive.
  2. Grow seasonal plants
  3. Clean up your yard(visible algae, remove leaves)
  4. Repair faucet leaks
Beautiful house having garden
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Benefits of Growing your own Garden

Growing your own vegetable in your garden without pesticide and chemicals are known as organic gardening. Growing your own vegetable not only gives you a proper nutrient but helps in save more (if done wisely) by buying expensive organic vegetables.Regularly used vegetables like tomatoes, potatoes, beans, onions, broccoli, cucumber etc.these vegetables give you a good amount of return. Start your gardening from a small space then when you are confident then grow more vegetables and Encourage your neighbors to grow vegetables.

organic gardening
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Environmental Benefits of Gardening

Use of Scrap

The logical cycle: Plant to crop to the kitchen and again to plant. Use of scarp in gardening with or without compost bin helps your soil to add nutrient, and moisture. There is various type of composting: aerobic, anaerobic, and vermicomposting.
In aerobic, air (nitrogen and moisture) helps to break down materials quickly.
In anaerobic bacteria and moisture helps to make compost.
and In vermicomposting certain species of earthworms are used to make compost.

Use of Scrap in Gardening
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Save on Electricity

Gardening benefits are helped in many ways as we discussed above but the environmental benefits of gardening are very helpful, it does not only save our electricity bills but can help in balancing the environment. Well – maintained gardening can help in reduce heating and cooing it up to 10% by providing shade to cool roofs, walls, and windows.

Planting and Save 

plants helps in save electricity

Increase Oxygen

Benefits of gardening for the environment helps in increases the level of oxygen and removes harmful air pollutants from the air. Some plants and vegetables produce the most oxygen compare to other plants for example snake plants, palm , and sprouts.

plants help in increase oxyzen
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