When the topic of gardening comes up in conversation it certainly divides the opinions of Brits. Some of us are fully fledged green fingered wizards, some of us dabble with a few colourful plants and perhaps a lush green lawn, and some plain and simply see gardening as a massive chore. Here’s how gardening can have a positive effect on your health.
Gardening helps with hand strength
It’s natural that as we age our body begins to weaken. One thing regular gardening does is keeps your hands active, meaning muscles in your green fingers are getting regular exercise – much more so than those who don’t have a passion for all things green. It’s essentially outdoor, free of charge, physiotherapy, strength building in your hands. However, make sure not to do too much, as with anything, you can damage your hands from over working them. Changing tasks before strain is a quick tip for when you’re out in the garden and using the correct, ergonomic tools will benefit you greatly.