Reap These Health Benefits Of Gardening And Lower Your HBP

The health benefits of gardening are many and the best side effect is you get to grow and reap your very own organic vegetables. With our guide you can make it a healthy habit while doing everything from having the right tools, to making gardening a fun family affair. Gardening brings a smile to my whole body and when you look over and reap from your efforts you too will experience this joy.

All that digging, planting, weeding and shoveling is a complete workout.  Oh the experts also state that with all that work you easily burn 179 calories every thirty minutes.

It is a great way to get your exercise in and also lose weight.

With all that bending, carrying the watering can, and potting soil works as weight lifting. The pulling and movements of unused muscle is a workout that truly meets the definition of health benefits of gardening.  When possible stand straight and when walking engage your core.

At the end of my gardening session my muscles has a pleasant sore feeling, and I do feel a sense of accomplishment when I see the results of my work.

Vegetable Harvest

But what is even more amazing is when gardening I go into a meditative state of mind that relaxes my whole body, automatically relieving my stress levels and lower my blood pressure.

It is truly a health benefit in lowering high blood pressure to save lives.

So lets get started on the tools you'll need to make gardening easy and comfortable while getting a full workout.

The Right Tools For Gardening

Garden Preparation

In using these planting tools always position yourself correctly using the right muscles and maintaining a good posture.

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  • Knee cushion: Is perfect for everything you do in your garden. For when planting and weeding try to keep your back straight to minimize back strain. Protect your knees and back by getting up and moving around every fifteen minutes or so.

  • Pruner And Shears: gonicc 8" Professional Premium Titanium Bypass Pruning Shears (GPPS-1003), Hand Pruners, Garden Clippers. is ideal for pruning shrubs and trees and is razor-sharp. A lightweight tool with contoured handles that fit your hand shape. Also when pruning pull branches to your level avoid twisting or over-reaching.

  • Watering Can: Fill with water and sprinkle your plants and flowers or mix fertilizers and feed plants. Remember when lifting water can or any heavy item to bend your knees and engage your leg muscles, not your back. This will decrease the stress on your neck, shoulders and back.

  • Trowel: Ideal for digging to plant, to taking up plants and turning the earth over. This small tool burns calories, works your muscles, create tension in your arms, legs, engages your core and calls upon practical all the muscles in your body to work. The softgrip gives an exceptional grip and it is rust resistance.

  • Hose and Hose Nozzle: Delivering water to your garden, keeping it healthy, alive and moist.

  • Digging Shovel: Welded 14 gauge hardened steel blade and 18-gauge steel shaft makes it ideal for digging in tough soil. With its sharpened blade makes it easy to break up hardened dirt soil.

Grow It And Eat It - The Health Benefits Of Gardening

Produce from vegetable garden

Try growing some of these heart healthy plants and you are more likely to reap these health benefits of gardening and consume your daily amounts of fruits and vegetables.

With your kids helping, and having fun playing in the dirt they will want to eat whatever they plant.  And hopefully continue this tradition with their own families.

Celery, zucchini are easy to grow has potassium and fiber that works to lower high blood pressure.

Leafy greens are nutritious on every level within the body.

Green beans are loaded with heart protecting antioxidants.

Sweet peppers gives you vitamin C, beta-carotene and carotenoids.

Tomatoes are packed with vitamins A and C and when cooked increase their antioxidant benefits.

Calming Benefits Of Gardening

The repetition process of gardening is such a powerful stress reliever.  By doing thirty minutes of gardening you lower your stress hormone cortisol.  It has been proven as a tension tamer while boosting overall mental and physical well-being.

Just how you breathe in such a beautiful and focus setting allows to relax and truly connect to the present.  So get your garden going today and reap these health benefits of gardening.

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