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  • Vicky Lincoln

Get out in the garden and improve your health and wellbeing.

Updated: Jan 23

Improve your wellbeing and health this year, by getting out in the garden and enjoy these 5 benefits to your health:


Get outside in the garden and improve your health
Get outside in the garden and improve your health


#1 - Stress Reduction:


Gardens provide a natural setting for relaxation, reducing stress levels. The presence of greenery, the soothing sounds of nature, and comfortable seating areas create an immersive environment conducive to stress relief and improved mental well-being.


In addition, being in a green space works with our bodies - our eyes find it easier to detect the wavelengths corresponding with the colour green, which in turn helps us to naturally calm down and relax.


#2 - Improve your physical fitness and mobility:


Well-designed gardens encourage physical activity through features like paths for walking (or marching on that frustrating phone call!), space for fun exercise such as yoga, football practice or even outdoor gym equipment; and gardening as an activity is a great way to improve mobility, strength and co-ordination – as well as upping your heart-rate if you really go for it. Engaging in moderate physical activity outdoors can contribute to improved overall health and vitality.



#3 - Enhance your Mood and Mental Health:


Exposure to nature in a garden setting is associated with improved mood and mental health. Immersing yourself in the colours, scents, and textures of plants contribute to a sensory-rich experience that positively influences emotions and mental well-being. The colour green in particular has been linked to enhanced positivity and creative problem-solving ability.


A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. — Gertrude Jekyll

#4 - Connect with Nature:


Gardens provide an opportunity for us to connect with nature and our natural selves, which brings a sense of deeper connection and tranquillity. If you can, observing wildlife, enjoying the changing seasons, puts you back in touch with the rhythm of the natural environment (and your part in it), contributing to a heightened sense of well-being.


#5 - Improve your productivity


Spending time in well-designed gardens can promote cognitive restoration. Natural settings offer a break from mental fatigue, allowing you to recharge and improve their ability to focus, concentrate, and solve problems. Even taking a 10-minute break outside can help you come back to a challenging task with a fresh perspective and seemingly instant solution.

 


If you’d like advice or help to make your garden a health-enhancing sanctuary, book a free discovery call about our garden refresh, improvement and design services, get in touch: info@vickylincolngardendesign.com and follow my garden and outdoor adventures on Instagram at vickylincolngardendesign.

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