Forget stress start gardening!!



Urbanization is leading to increasing  “lifestyle diseases”. Estimates say that between 415 and 350 million people presently suffer from diabetes and depression respectively.

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Many studies have confirmed that nature in cities can play a major role in achieving a healthy society. A long-lasting and deep impact on health, including on depression and anxiety symptoms can be achieved by daily contact with nature.

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Gardening is the easiest and common way through which one can connect with nature.

So what gardening offers you?

  1. Reconnect with nature

What is the easiest way for urbanizing and technologically driven life to reconnect with nature? Yes, it is gardening.

Ahh!! The smell of soil, when I water plants, is sufficient to keep me fresh whole day.

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It has been proved scientifically that spending time with nature can reduce the stress by secreting some happy feeling hormones in your body.

  1. Plants are best companions

For anyone suffering from depression or undergoing stress; a happy healthy garden surely gives happy moments.

They won’t judge you if you have watered them or your friend did it for you. What plants know is to give happiness unconditionally.

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This also makes us overcome the feeling of self-absorption, most important to overcome depression.

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  1. Connect with people

Gardeners love to reach out to gardeners. If you are a beginner you ask others. The gardening involves all, despite differences in age and types of people. It creates a good teaching-learning relationship among them. Gardening brings people together.

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  1. Gardening develops a sense of responsibility

Gardening develops a sense of responsibility in you. When you grow plants you start taking care of them. Watering them looking for diseased portions, fertilizing them on time. All these activities develop a sense of responsibility in one’s personality.

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  1. Help yourself to relax

Gardening is a great gentle physical activity that can help older people and people with chronic degenerative conditions stay active and healthy.

Gardening activity acts as an antidepressant. It gives you relaxed feeling and helps fight insomnia.

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  1. Learn from gardening

We learn so much from the garden about life cycles and the symbiotic relationships between plants, animals, bugs and so much more.

Our children learn from the garden with us as well. If you are gardening with kids, you are changing the future. Kids will absorb these traits which will benefit them at later ages.

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  1. Good exercise

Gardening chores such as planting, weeding, harvesting, and watering are great physical exercise. So, get the benefit of happily losing some extra calories.

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  1. Live in moment

Plants teach us not to worry about past or future which is the root cause of elevated anxiety and stress levels. Plants in your garden teach you to live in present.

Plants also face challenges to survive in different conditions; they also face seasonal variations posing difficulty to survive. Gardening teaches us to cope up with changing conditions like plants do.

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After all as WHO puts it, health is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Gardening surely helps you achieve that.

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So, stop worrying, forget stress, stay healthy and start gardening.

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