Gardening is often seen as a hobby for the older generation. After all, those enjoying their retirement tend to have more time to devote to the practice. With this said, there are many benefits that the activity can provide for both the older and younger members of the population and the team here at The Home and Gardens have decided to go over the top ones…
Since the garden is situated outside the act of gardening forces people to leave their home, which can be a tricky task for the young adults who are glued to their gaming stations. As a result, the amount of vitamin D that people are exposed to increases which in turn comes with its own list of added benefits.
Reduced risk of dementia
Dementia is often seen as an illness that affects those in retirement however early onset dementia and young onset dementia is becoming more and more frequent. In fact, some people are being diagnosed with the illness in their mid-thirties which only places emphasis on why keeping the mind active is so important. A study carried out in 2006 actually found that gardening could reduce the risk of people developing dementia by 36%.
Gardening is quite a physically demanding task which means that it is considered a valuable form of exercise. In fact, the repetitive movements involved in weed pulling and flower planting uses a whole range of muscles that would often remain unused and this can ultimately improve strength and stamina over time.
Here at The Home and Garden we want to try and draw the younger generation away from technology and get them back in the great outdoors. After all, there is nothing better than a healthy dose of vitamin D and many children find that gardening is a quite a therapeutic activity. To find out more information, get in contact with a member of the team today!