Need to get some fresh air and get away from worries and stress? Gardening allows you to recharge your batteries away from the hustle and bustle, the noise of the city, and the incessant notifications from your mobile phone. Discover why gardening is a source of well-being.
When looking for an activity to relax and keep in shape, we do not immediately think of gardening.
Yet it is a simple activity within everyone's reach. The benefits of gardening are numerous on a mental and physical level, we will show you.
With gardening, relax...
Being in contact with nature and taking care of plants allows you to breathe fresh air and slow down the pace of an often busy daily life.
Nature has a positive effect on your morale and reduces anxiety by bringing calm and serenity.
And you don't need to have a garden to take advantage of the soothing virtues of the latter, a few flower pots on a balcony will do just fine!
This outdoor activity, which can be practiced at any age, also allows you to recharge your vitamin D batteries (thanks to exposure to the sun), and thus instil in you a feeling of well-being.
Thanks to gardening, keep in shape!
Did you know that 45 minutes of gardening burns as much fat as a 30-minute aerobics session?
The practice of gardening works a large number of your muscles, and prevents certain diseases such as osteoarthritis or polyarthritis.
In addition to these benefits, it will also boost your cardiovascular system. You have every reason to put yourself in the garden!
A few precautions to take for safe gardening
Be careful, however, to have the right gestures so as not to hurt yourself.
Think for example, when you plant, to bring a small cushion, your knees will thank you!
Another tip: to avoid possible aches the next day, opt for a few minutes of stretching at the end of the session.
Do not hesitate ! Grab a spade and rake, and go for a little walk in your garden.
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