Here at Safe And Healthy Life, we love to share with you ways that you can live a healthier, happier and more productive life. Well, we have joined forces with the good people at WhatShed and we have this fantastic infographic for you that shows how much of a positive force gardening can be in your life.

Of course, gardening is a lot of fun, but gardening is one of the most stress relieving things that a person can do. Research has shown that those who regularly get out in the garden to grow plants or grow some tasty fruit and vegetables have far lower stress levels than a person who does not garden. Gardening is fantastic for your mental health and can do wonders when you have had a bad day or are just not feeling yourself. Gardening also helps keep your brain firing on all cylinders as it has been shown that gardening can help fight the aging process in your brain by keeping it sharp.

As well as being good for your mental wellbeing, gardening also has some great physical benefits. To start with people who get out in the garden are usually far less likely to suffer from obesity and they also tend to have a lower BMI. Things like strokes and heart attacks are far less common in people who tend to a garden.

Gardening has also been proven to be a very good way to get some exercise. Instead of running on a treadmill for an hour at the gym. Get out in the garden, do some work and you will find that after just a few hours of gardening, you have a good sweat on and feel fantastic.

Plus for all your fun and hard work, you are going to be rewarded with some lovely looking plants or some delicious food that you can have fun cooking with.

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