The Health Benefits Of Spending Time In Your Garden

Many of us spend a great deal of time in our offices doing our jobs, and we actually spend more time there, than we do in our actual homes. It is a sad indication of life nowadays, but it is such a competitive world and finding a job nowadays can be quite difficult. Things are changing for the better slowly, and the millennials have decided that they want a work life balance. They don’t want to be spending the majority of their time at work, and this allows them more time off in the evenings and weekends, to relax and to find ways to reduce their stress levels.

The great outdoors.

When people buy property now, they want a garden, or at least, a small area where there are plants and flowers, and they can enjoy the great outdoors. Even if you are only sitting in your back garden on your new modern style outdoor furniture, with a cup of tea or cold beer in your hand, you are still benefiting from what the outdoors has to offer. The feel of fresh air and the sun on your face, is surprisingly good for your health, and the following are just some of the health benefits of spending time outdoors.

  • Stress reduction – Far too many of us suffer from stress now, and it can be either stress from working too hard, or stress due to your social life. Whatever the cause, it needs to be addressed, and just spending some time in your garden cutting the grass, doing some reading, or planting some flowers, all help to reduce your stress levels. Nature has always had a calming effect on us, and it is the ideal way to reduce stress quickly. If you are concerned about safety in the home, here is an article on home products that may be harmful to your health, which is worth the read.


  • More vitamin D – Too much sun can be bad for your skin and can lead to health complications, but a little of the sun every day, gives you the opportunity to get some vitamin D in your body. Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, and it helps to reduce your chances of getting cancer and diabetes. All you need is between 15 to 20 minutes a day of lovely sunshine to help you look and feel better.


  • Stronger immune system – Scientific research has proven that spending time outdoors, whether it’s in your garden, or in the countryside, is good for your body, both physically and mentally. Doing some gardening work, or going for a hike up some country hills, is the perfect way to get some much-needed exercise, which in turn keeps you healthy. Click here for information about how to keep your immune system healthy.

If you currently have a garden and are not using it to its full potential, then get yourself some garden furniture, maybe set up the barbecue out there, and invite some friends over for some food and drinks. It will allow you to become closer to your friends and family, while also helping to keep you mentally and physically strong. Now is the time, to start creating more quality time for you and your family.


Analysi is a digital journalist and photographer currently focused on the US, business conflict and humanitarian crises.

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