Better Living on the Web: Health Benefits of Gardening

Vegetable gardening seems to be one of the fastest-growing movements in the country. Michelle Obama does it, your neighbor does it, your kids are even doing it at school.

If peer pressure doesn’t persuade you, then maybe this will: Studies have shown that gardening can boost mental health, lower the risk for diabetes and osteoporosis, and even give you a better night’s rest. All that and you’ll have fresh, healthy food at your fingertips.

So whether you start small with just some fresh-grown herbs or go all out and plant crops in your yard, you are going to see more benefits than you originally thought possible. Here are a few studies and articles to help give you that final burst of inspiration to let your garden grow!

Why Gardening is Good for Your Health (Health.com)

Grow Your Garden, Not Your Debt (Rodale.com)

Use Old Things For a New Garden (RealSimple.com)

Small Space Gardening Ideas (Inhabitat.com)

 


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