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Gardening is good for your health!

Gardening is good for your health!

An encounter with nearby nature can help alleviate mental fatigue by calming and restoring the mind. Parks and green spaces are settings for cognitive respite as they encourage social interaction and de-stressing through conversation or exercise as well as provide calming settings. It has been scientifically proven and researchers have found that smelling roses and pulling up weeds can lower one's blood pressure, increase brain activity and produce a general upbeat feeling.

The evidence is undeniable that the health factor has been given its own name - horticultural therapy and is being used to treat hospital patients and to even calm prisoners in jails. Getting involved in gardening can be as simple as going for a walk in a garden with a friend or creating your own small pot garden.