#TuesdayThought: Gardening…

Gardening is a great way to get outside (or a bit of fresh air if you have window/balcony pots) be productive and get a lovely view for your efforts.

Getting out and about in the sun (even cloudy days) has many health benefits, not just physical but mental and emotional too, not to forget boosting your Vitamin D intake.

Planning ahead for the spring – do you have a garden or allotment?
Head Coach Kim grows her own veggies in the greenhouse to keep them safe from happy Jake!

The team at WhatShed​ have a useful infographic with their blog post below on just how good gardening can be for you.

“Keeping check of the amount of calories you are burning is important for many people. If you are looking for that extra way to burn some calories, but in a more productive way. Gardening is just what you need. Gardening for a few hours can burn the same amount of calories as if you were in the gym!

In addition to this, gardening can take care of your stress levels as it is a fantastic way for a person to leave the stress of the world behind them. You will be amazed at how better you feel after pottering around in the garden doing things like growing food or planting flowers.

A great body is made just as much in the kitchen as it is in the gym and by taking up gardening you are going to find it so much easier to eat healthily. You will also save a little money as well growing your own food is far cheaper than buying it in the store. Plus the self-satisfaction you get from making a tasty and nutritious meal with food that you have grown in your garden really cannot be overstated.

We are always looking for new ways to stay in shape, feel better, look better and just live a healthier life. Gardening is a way that you can do this and have a lot of fun while you do.”

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