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7 Surprising Reasons to Start Gardening

There are many health and financial benefits to gardening. Here are some of the more surprising ones.
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7 Surprising Reasons to Start Gardening

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There are many health and financial benefits to gardening. Here are some of the more surprising ones.

  1. For every 45 minutes you spend planting, weeding or digging, you could be burning up to 200 calories.
  2. Studies suggest that just five minutes of physical activity in a green environment can boost both mood and self esteem.
  3. A study done at Kansas State University showed that seniors who garden enjoy hands that are stronger and more nimble than those of their peers. 
  4. Growing vegetables will not only save money on a gardener’s grocery bills, but it can also serve as an income, especially when certain roots, herbs and other produce are sold to local fine restaurants or at farmer’s markets. 
  5. Gardening can be an alternative to weight training in strengthening bones. 
  6. A single 25-foot treat can reduce the heating and cooling costs of your home by up to 10 percent. 
  7. A US Forest Service study suggests that a house containing trees is up to 20 percent more sale-able than one without. 

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