GARDENING: THE BENEFITS
April showers bring May flowers, and getting out in the garden brings benefits for your well being and physical health! Gardening goes beyond merely beautifying your home: A 2017 research analysis of multiple studies from around the world published in the Preventive Medicine Reports shows a wide trend of gardening health benefit that range from reduced depression and anxiety, weight loss, increased satisfaction and well-being, as well as a sense of community.
Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty to enjoy the following benefits of gardening:
While these are all great benefits that can come from gardening, be aware of potential risks to your spinal health! Bending over and manual labor puts stress on the spine. Gardening with proper posture and alignment to protect the nervous system, improving your body’s physical strength, and maintain a strong core through exercise will allow you to garden longer with less risk of injury. Ask you ASC doctor for care and tips to enjoy the benefits of gardening without putting your back and body at risk!