Top 6 health reasons to start gardening

Doctor-prescribed gardening and Forest Bathing may be recent trends, but the notion of gardening for your health to be restored and cured is older than the Grecian garden temples for Aesclepius – the god of healing.

In this article, Fiann Ó Nualláin gives you six reasons to pick up a spade. He covers:

  • Specific health enhancing properties of gardening
  • Why soil bacteria is good for you
  • Why a gardening workout is as good as any
  • How to stimulate the production of endorphins and other mood enhancers

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Written by Fiann Ó Nualláin

Fiann is an award winning garden designer, author and broadcaster with a background in fine art, ethnobotany and complementary medicine. theholisticgardener.com / @HolisticG

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