Gardening - It's Good For the Soul!
Monday, April 05, 2021
Princeton University researchers "found that, across the study’s population, the level of emotional well-being, or happiness, reported while gardening was similar to what people reported while biking, walking, or dining out, according to a study published in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning."
In fact, “Gardening could provide the health benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables, promote physical activity, and support emotional well-being, which can reinforce this healthy behavior.”
And notably, "whether people gardened alone or with others made no difference, and people who kept vegetable gardens reported a higher level of average emotional well-being than people who worked in ornamental gardens."
"...it appears that it associates with higher levels of happiness similar to walking and biking,..” “In the movement to make cities more livable, gardening might be a big part of improving quality-of-life.”
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