Many people were feeling paranoid and highly cautious during the early days of the pandemic. The shortage of food or the lingering paranoia of virus contamination on your produce makes it a tad bit harder on society. However, this pandemic has begun to ignite a particular activity that can supply food and safety for people: gardening. It turns out there are many benefits you can gain from having a simple garden in your backyard.

Body Health

Gardening is one of the most underrated and complete activities you can do. By gardening, you expose yourself to sunlight which the skin regularly needs. Humans will change that sunlight into one of the essential nutrients we need, vitamin D. Researchers estimated that half an hour in the sun can produce between 8,000 and 50,000 units of vitamin D in your body (source). Subsequently, you will strengthen your bones and immune system as well. Gardening is also a form of exercise. Raking, digging, and chopping tree branches is considered a vigorous exercise where you utilize every major muscle group in the body. Combine this with exposure to sunlight. These activities can be one of the ways people stay in shape during the pandemic. 

Mental Healing

It makes sense that gardening can help positively maintain your mental state. Being one with nature and taking care of it will relieve you of any stressful matters you are dealing with. A study conducted by the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, stated that people with depression had shown a significant improvement in their mental health after involving themselves with gardening, including decreasing depression symptoms. The stress hormone cortisol is also drastically reduced, which will return their mood to a positive state. Create your mini-ecosystem, and your mind will be at peace.

Connections and Self-empowerment

We need to remember that we’re social creatures. We need to interact with other people, and what better way to do it than sharing your experience and learning from others about gardening. Gardening is a great way to connect with other people because establishing a healthy relationship will give you a sense of personal well-being. Creating a life and taking care of it will provide you with a boost of self-empowerment and relinquish the idea that you can’t take control of your actions and thoughts. Connect with others to nurture life and your own.

In Conclusion

Gardening is a very potent way to take care of yourself, especially during a pandemic. These three steps listed above will undoubtedly reward you as an individual.

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