My View: The Benefits of Gardening in Flagstaff
The Benefits of Gardening in Flagstaff: Gardening can be a fun and relaxing activity, but did you know there are other benefits to it? It has a big impact on health and wellness for your body and your mind. Gardening provides the physical exercise we need as humans and it improves our total mood and mental being. Here are some of the benefits:
It is a good source of vitamin D.
When gardening outside, we are allowing for our bodies to be exposed to the sun which directs our bodies to make vitamin D. Vitamin D helps our bodies absorb calcium – which is essential for the formation of our bones. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen when you’re out in the sun!
It can relieve stress.
Being out in the sun and taking part in a mindful activity can help with depression and anxiety. It’s relaxation characteristics help the constant stress we may feel from the outside world. Gardening can help reduce such stress and make it an overall influence on our mood and well-being.
It allows us to seek space from our busy lives.
We are constantly doing things each and every day – whether it be working hard at our jobs or being active on social media sites. We are caught up in our own world and on the internet. Gardening gives us the space we need from these things in our lives. It allows for us to escape for a bit.
It helps lead us to a healthier life.
Growing our own food can help us eat healthier. When we grow our own fresh and healthy produce, we are more likely to eat it. It also help kids eat their fruits and veggies if they help garden too!
It helps save some money!
Did you know growing your own fruits and vegetables is cheaper than buying them at the store? Well if you didn’t know, now you do! It’s an awesome way to not only make some delicious foods, but it’s also a great way to make some money!
The Benefits of Gardening in Flagstaff
Gardening has some really great benefits to it. I know I’ll start gardening more, will you?
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