The health benefits of gardening & what to do in the garden this month
The most common new years resolution is to get fit and healthy or to learn a new skill or hobby. According to the HTA spending as little as 1-2 hours of gardening a day, along with other forms of moderate physical leisure activity, can help reduce stress levels, tone muscles, lower blood and cholesterol levels, reduce your risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes and strokes, and prevent other chronic diseases such as osteoporosis. A survey by the RHS revealed that 80% of UK gardeners says that gardening helps them keep fit.
January may be the coldest month of the year, but there’s still a lot that can be done to prepare for outdoor living in the months ahead.
If you used winter protection, ties or stakes then it’s a good idea to check they’re still working after the snow and storms. If you notice that things have been damaged, then it’s best to replace them in time for the warmer months ahead.
Whilst spending time in your garden (on the dry days), you may want to start planning your gardening themes for the year. Are you looking to add more colour to your garden? This can be done with a variety of coloured flowers, garden ornaments or coloured plant pots.
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