National Gardening Exercise Day
This is a day to remember the physical benefits that are gained by gardening. All muscle groups can be used while gardening, and more strenuous garden activities can even be aerobic and build muscle. Hand dexterity is improved, and this is why gardening is sometimes prescribed as therapy for people recovering from strokes. Speaking of strokes, gardening lessens the chance of their occurrence, as well as the chances of heart disease. Stress and cortisol levels are reduced by gardening, and so is dementia. Gardeners have less of a chance of being obese, and their mood is improved by their hobby. There are countless other benefits that gardening provides.
National Gardening Exercise Day is observed next on Thursday, June 6th, 2019. It has always been observed annually on June 6th.
How to Observe
If you have a garden, at least a half an hour of your day should be spent in it. There are all sorts of activities you can do: Planting, weeding, digging, raking, pruning, spading and more. It is possible to burn up to 400 calories an hour while planting, weeding, and digging. Do you not think it’s too late to still plant in June? Nonsense. Here are a list of vegetables that can still be planted. If you don’t have a garden, you still could plant one, or visit a friend who has a garden and help them out for the day.
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