Garden for Exercise!

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Looking for ways to improve your health? Want to learn a new skill? Need to add more movement to your life? Garden for exercise and better health!

It’s a win-win solution. Starting and maintaining a garden, even a container garden, requires daily movement. It also delivers fresh herbs, vegetables and/or fruit to your table. Whichever way you choose to look at it, gardening is a lovely, healthy activity.

Gardening is a wonderful hobby for most people. You’ll find solace and relaxation among the flowers and vegetables. It is also a form of exercise. Bending, stooping, watering, planting, and harvesting all require movement and utilize multiple muscle groups.

Garden for Exercise!

Similar to walking, gardening can help normalize blood pressure. It also helps the circulation, while it serves to broaden your outlook in life. Working around plants and flowers is a form of exercise, not only for the body, but also for the mind.

Use these ideas for inspiration and to get you started on your garden for exercise journey:

There’s no need to leave the house for seeds either, just order them online. And if you need soil, planters, or garden tools you can find curb side and delivery options for those items, too.

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Gardening is a source of inspiration. You’ll develop a close affinity with nature while getting in some beneficial exercise. It’s also a means of relaxation for the mind and body. So what are you waiting for? Get planting to sow the seeds of better health!

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, wen she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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