At present, gardening is not just a hobby, but it has become a necessity for everyone, as an effort to help preserve and preserve the environment because of the decreasing green land and also the issue of global warming.
Gardening can be anywhere, even just on limited land. It doesn't have to be spacious and spacious. In the yard or just on the terrace of the house can also be done. Gardening activities will bring many benefits to health, not only for the physical, but also psychologically, namely the body and soul feel healthier.
When gardening certainly makes the body move more. Starting from digging the soil, cutting grass, trimming plants, tidying up pots, planting flowers and plants, giving fertilizer, watering plants, and others. From these activities without knowing that the body is burning calories.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, when gardening you can burn up to 330 calories in one hour. This amount is more than lifting weights for the same time.
Not only that actively moves when gardening, it will certainly make the body more fit and blood circulation more smoothly, so that you can also avoid the risk of heart disease, stroke, to diabetes.
As the wise saying goes, " there in korporesano ", which means that in a healthy body a healthy soul is also stored ". Gardening also has many benefits for the body and mind.
Especially for people whose daily life is always engaged in work indoors. Even rarely come into contact with the sun, because leaving work before the sun rises and goes home after sunset. As a result, the mind becomes tired and easily stressed.
According to Anna Ranieri, PhD., A psychologist who handles career consulting, gardening is not just physical activity. Interaction with nature is also a soul interaction. Plants release oxygen that is fresh and inhaled by the body, which is the good oxygen that can reduce stress levels.
Christopher Lowry, assistant professor of integrative physiology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Norway, also explained that when digging the soil while gardening, a person can get a bacterium called Mycobacterium vaccae . This is not a dangerous bacteria, it turns out that these bacteria can increase serotonin release and metabolism in the brain. Serotonin controls the physical activity of the body and mood. So, this bacteria indirectly helps reduce some depression problems.
Not only that, interacting with nature through gardening can also encourage the production of endorphins, which are chemical compounds that make a person feel happy. By gardening, you will feel yourself to be better, more focused, and improve your mood and be more enthusiastic in carrying out any activities.
One more gardening pleasure that will make you happy, that is at harvest. Of course, Mother will feel extraordinary happiness and also satisfaction when feeling the fruits of her own garden and share it with others.
After knowing that gardening has many amazing benefits. Come on, Mom, let's garden!