Gardening

Planting Vegetable Gardens for Stress Relief

Planting vegetable gardens isn’t only helpful in reducing the amount of money allocated for food, but it can be beneficial for your healthy by providing you some stress relief. Stress can be problematic to our overall health quality due to the fact that it takes out joy along with serenity in our lives. Stress has been known to be the cause of several illnesses.

The adverse impacts of stress in our daily lives can and will potentially bring health issues such as: depression, heart diseases, eating disorders, migraine, and many others. Therefore, creating your own garden in your backyard is a highly accessible and easy way of stress relief. The reason is that a vegetable garden is much less difficult to take care than one with ornamental plants. 

The weekends are usually the best times to relax and make up for stressful hours during a week-long of exhausting hours you’ve spent at the workplace. It’s no doubt that people have different methods of dealing with stress. But imagine if you possess a great vegetable garden within your own backyard; a place that you can do your gardening attire, and a place that you can get in touch with nature by putting the stress of life behind you. This alternative is way different from spending a weekend at the beach due to the long hours of travel, heavy traffic, along with the extra expenses for gas and accommodation which will put more pressure on you.

Enjoying The Sunlight

The bottom line is that getting enough sunlight during your gardening times will already improve your mood substantially. This can a good and effective way of getting vitamin D, which is essential for the absorption of calcium within your physical body. If you were to think about some of the happiest moments that you have every spent in your life, it’s clear that many of them were spent under the radiance of the sun.

During the hours spent each day at the office, we are constantly exposed to unnatural light. The exposure to light from incandescent bulbs is not necessarily bad; however, the lack of exposure to the natural sunlight is. Even as you walk daily to work in the mornings, the sunlight does not hit you directly as it is blocked out by the skyscrapers.

A great opportunity to get sufficient sunlight is to attend to the needs of your backyard vegetable garden. During the hours of 11 am and 3 pm the sun can cause irreversible skin damage and cancer, so it is recommended that you forego gardening during this time frame.

Surrounded With life

Plants provide some amount of encouragement and invigoration when you are surrounded by them. The many long hours spent in the workplace and indoors during the week, prevents us from enjoying nature as we should, so we are not able to adequately appreciate all that is grand and beautiful in life. Just envision yourself being surrounded by beautiful plants that represent life and growth, with their edible parts improving the appetite and also providing nourishment for the body through essential vitamins and minerals.

Your level of stress can be relieved somewhat when you have your own little piece of nature. You can get a rewarding feeling just by the sight of your vegetable garden alone. All the activities involved, such as raking, weeding, digging and harvesting, together provide a constructive outlet for the stress and tension that are amassed by the body during the work week.

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