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Health Benefits of Gardening

Updated: Jun 23, 2021

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.

  • Increases happiness

    • 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.

  • Better health

    • 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.

  • Better sleep

    • The physical activity you get from working in your garden helps to tire you out.

    • Additionally, according to 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.

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