Why We Should All Spend More Time Working in the Garden

If you are lucky enough to have a garden, however big or small, there is no doubt you should be making more use of it when the weather is good. 

Around 42 percent of people in the United States alone are vitamin deficient, and around 80 percent of COVID patients in the US were found to be vitamin D deficient too. 

It is fair to say that vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins for a number of reasons. For one thing, it is vital to a healthy immune system, which is probably why so many COVID patients were found to be deficient. 

For another, it is vital to good mental health and can help stave off or alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety in sufficient quantities.

As if that wasn’t enough, it can help to maintain good bone health from childhood to old age.

One of the best ways to get more vitamin D is by spending time outdoors, but why should you bother when you can just pop a pill? Because time spent in the garden is about more than just vitamin D.

If you take a look at the infographic below, you will find that as well as boosting your vitamin D levels, if you spend more time working in the garden you can expect to relieve your stress, get in some light aerobic exercise and boost your heart health amongst other things that the infographic will go into some detail about. Gardening really is a great hobby so read more about it now.


Infographic designed by:  Trim That Weed

 

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