gardening, Mental Health, Uncategorized

Gardening as Therapy

A recent survey by National Garden Scheme found that 85% of people visiting a garden reported a positive impact on their mental wellbeing.

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8 out of 10 felt happier.

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A Dutch study found that gardening could actually be a better stress reliever than reading.

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Evidence has shown that that the levels of serotonin in the brain is directly affected by sunlight.

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Exposure to sunlight also impacts sleep health as it regulates melatonin levels.

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A study by King’s College London reported exposure to trees, birdsong and the sky is beneficial to mental health as well.

*Source: Planet Mindful

It seemed most important to NOT use gardening gloves and instead, connect to the Earth with your bare hands.

Do you enjoy gardening?

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