Did you know that there are a range of health benefits to Gardening?
Greenery and natural surroundings are a proven, positive life enhancer! Patients exposed to views of nature require less medication, are less stressed and are happier in their outlook, leading to better health overall. Experiencing nature can improve children's behaviour and reduce symptoms of ADD. Children play more creatively in a natural environment and parents are more likely to join in playing with children.
Views of nature can relate to feelings of: Satisfaction, Wellbeing, Coping, Personal Effectiveness and Optimism. Green surroundings reduce mental tiredness while enhancing concentration and attention, leading to an improved ability to cope and make positive decisions.
Two Trees are needed to supply the oxygen needs of each person.
A typical person consumes about 175 kilograms of oxygen a year.
A healthy, 10.5 metre tree can produce about 118 kilograms of oxygen a year.
Trees reduce exposure to ultraviolet light, lessening the risk of associated health problems such as skin cancers and cataracts.
Greenery helps people to relax and renew, reducing aggression...lessening violence.
Here is to better health and a longer life! Happy Gardening.
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