Gardening Is More Than Just A Hobby As It Also Involves Exercise Gardening works your whole body while you are working, and involves a number of different kinds of exercises, including stretching, weightlifting, also the cardiovascular workout.
BigNews.Biz - Jun 10,2012 - Various health professionals and university studies show that gardening is more than just an enjoyable hobby. Gardening is a unique form of exercise that allows you to do something calming, creative and fun, but at the same time you can work various muscle groups and get a moderate level of cardiovascular exercise.
Gardening works your whole body while you are working, and involves a number of different kinds of exercises, including stretching, weightlifting, also the cardiovascular workout. Studies have shown that you can expend as much effort raking the lawn as you would do during a leisurely bicycle ride, trimming trees and garden shrubs is equivalent to walking at a moderate pace.
You of course can go to the gym and burn calories but studies have shown that just 45 minutes worth of gardening can burn as many calories as a 30 minute class for aerobics, and turning compost equates to lifting weights, raking the lawn is equivalent to using a rowing machine, who needs a gym when a hobby that you enjoy can also give you your daily exercise.
Just think about what exercise you can do by just bending and planting your bedding plants, and like other forms of exercise, gardening can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels and keep away problems with heart disease, diabetes and all sorts of other diseases related to inactivity and excess weight.
Make your garden look spectacular this year by planting all sorts of garden plants, and at the same time you will give yourself a good workout, and don’t worry about age, this form of exercise is appropriate for a variety of people and age groups, and is not as hard on your body as jogging and other strenuous exercise, thus even if you are older you can still enjoy pottering in the garden, and with so many different jobs to do in a garden you will surely find something to fit your exertion levels.
For the older gardener especially women, gardening can help reduce problems with osteoporosis, it is always best to check with your Doctor whatever exercise you take, and this way you can tackle the gardening tasks that are appropriate for you, maybe sorting out your container plants, this will ensure you do not have to bend to ground level.
If gardening is your hobby you may not be aware of how beneficial this hobby is for your health, while you are preparing your garden to be planted with your plug plants you have already grown from seed.
A spokesman for Blooming Direct a nursery on the beautiful island of Jersey said “our customer base is from all age groups, and of course gardening is good for one, being out in the fresh air has to be a good thing, plenty of fresh air will ensure you get a good night’s sleep. We are an online shopping facility and offer the best shopping experience from a simple packet of garden seeds to all manner of plants, shrubs,