Health Benefits of Gardening
Updated: Jun 23
Taking care of plants can have a great impact on your physical and emotional well-being. It calls you outside into the sun and encourages you to do something you care about.
According to a 2016 study published in Preventive Medicine Reports, gardening correlated with lower levels of depression and anxiety, as well as an overall increase in life satisfaction.
Gardening requires effort over time and, because of this, you become invested in the success of your plants. When your garden grows, you feel gratified and proud.
Getting some sun causes your body to produce Vitamin D, which helps keep your bones and teeth healthy, as well as your immune system.
Growing a vegetable garden can help your diet by providing fresh produce.
The physical activity you get from working in your garden helps to tire you out.
Additionally, according to sleep.org spending time in the sun might restore your body's day-night cycle, meaning you feel tired earlier in the evening.
Peach Tree Retirement sits on 4 acres of land, with 27 fruit trees and a garden filled with fresh veggies (pictured above!). We encourage our residents to help with the garden in any way they like.