What are the benefits of gardening on our physical and mental health? Why is it so good for us?
You can really reset your mind and body in the garden!
Being out in the fresh air is SO good for our physical and mental health!
Especially if the sun is shining!
Gardening is great for your physical health!
And as it releases feel-good chemicals it’s great for your mental health too.
It also gets the blood pumping and gives you a full-body workout.
Did you know, you can burn up to 300 calories by gardening for around 30 minutes?!
And the best part is, it doesn’t even feel like exercise!
Relax and reset your mind!
Even if you’re not doing any gardening, grab a cuppa and a slice of cake, and enjoy it in the garden surrounded by nature!
Kick off your shoes!
Walking barefoot on grass, especially early in the morning, is grounding. This means it connects the body’s electrical frequencies to the Earth’s.
It also has many other health benefits, such as:
- Helps prevent insomnia
- Improves mental wellbeing
- Reduces inflammation
- Regulates heartbeat
- Improves eyesight
Plus, it’s FUN! There’s something so refreshing about walking barefoot. Whether it’s around your garden or on a sandy beach!
A few minutes walk around your garden really helps you to reset and appreciate what you have around you.
Listen to the birds, watch the butterflies and admire the flowers!
No garden? No problem!
You don’t have to miss out if you don’t have a garden.
Go for a walk in the countryside!
There are so many fantastic places to visit.
Whether it’s a country estate garden, a nature reserve or a country or river walk close to your home!
Explore somewhere new or revisit a favourite place you haven’t been to for a while.
While you’re there, stop for a moment to take in all the sights, sounds and smells of nature!
And most of all, enjoy it!
So what are you waiting for?
Get OUT there and take it all IN!
Did you know, 13th – 20th August is National Afternoon Tea Week?
What better place for afternoon tea than in the sunshine in your garden?!
Make some cakes, sandwiches (don’t forget to cut the crusts off!) and of course, a pot of your favourite tea.
Then enjoy it all in your favourite spot in your garden!