The Benefit of Gardening For Health

What is your hobby? I thought we have different hobby, it depend on each person. How about gardening? As we know gardening is very enjoyable activity. Where is we can plant various vegetables. Such as flower, tree, even organic plant. We can do this activity at anytime, in holiday or weekend. This is also a good activity in leisure time, even for the retirement person. I thought all of us can do this. There are various activities we can do in gardening, like: cultivate the soil, sowing seeds, watering, fertilizing, mowing the lawn or trim the leaves. I believe that could become a great moment. 

Gardening activities can become an enjoyable hobby, but these activities also bring many benefits not only for women but also for men. Gardening is also useful for the young age and the older. But there’s a secret that we must to know about gardening.  We can call this “the miracle of gardening”. Why I called like that? Because by gardening we can get many benefit for our health and good for the sick people. 

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My father is my inspiration to write this hub. He is the witness of the miracle by gardening.  She got a heart attack a couple years ago, because he likes smoking. Every day he can spend a pack of cigarette. I never stop to give him advice to stop smoking. But he always ignores my advice. I always worried the heart attack will come suddenly. But it never happened again until my father has a new hobby. What is his hobby right now? His hobby is gardening. That's why I want to share his experience with all of you. So, we can do this hobby with fun and then we get all the benefit by gardening. We can learn about the benefit of gardening below.

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Positive impact for health

By gardening is the same when we doing some exercise. We can burn calories so good for our health. To remind us again, by gardening will be doing activities such as cutting the grass, prune the plants, manage pots, planting flowers, providing fertilizer and watering the plants. Gardening activities will burn between 280 calories to 380 calories per hour. The number of calories which burned is the same with sexual activity during the three hours or the equivalent of jogging or running for 30 minutes or run a distance of 2.5 km. Even gardening can burn more calories than cycling. Gardening is equivalent with a workout at the gym. We all know it will spend a lot of money. In addition, this activity is very strongly support the physical and psychological health.

Gardening activities are also useful for men's health, especially for sexual problem. Gardening can overcome the problem of impotence or erectile dysfunction for men. By gardening it will reduce the risk of impotence. So, my friend, do want to try this?

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Reduce stress levels

Gardening can also reduce stress levels. After completing a full day or a week full of work at the office, we may get stress from the work. It would be nice to go home and start gardening at the end of the day or on weekends. Gardening activities can reduce stress, pain and frustration. Whereas, while waiting for the plants growing from day by day or waiting the flower bloom. It will train our patience and look the future with positive thoughts.

For the older age, they will get benefit by gardening. Caring for plants make the elderly feel that they still needed and would not be lonely. For those who are experiencing mental health problems or have psychological disorders, gardening activities also have a positive impact. With gardening, someone can feel comfortable and calm. Especially when working on the garden with plants and beautiful flowers. Furthermore, caring for flowers and gardening activities can help to get self confidence.

We can show the beautiful flower to other neighbor or family, even friend or relative. Some research shows that people will feel more comfortable with the environment that many green plants. We also felt fresh all the time. After wake up we can see beautiful flower, dew on leaves, and the air felt fresh in the morning.  Even in the afternoon, the environment look cold and it doesn't hot anymore.

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Look her smile, she's so happy

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Curing illness and accelerate the process of health recovery

Some patients in the hospital will be cured faster when they're on the green environment or in the room which has indoor plants. Patients who are in the treatment period, when they were measured for the blood pressure and heart rate will give good result. By making a beautiful home garden, it can accelerate the healing of family members if they get sick. Other benefit by gardening is lowering the blood pressure, so it can avoid the hypertension. Gardening activities was also able to help people with diabetes problem. Since the number of calories burned, it will directly influence the levels of sugar in the body.

My father has proven the miracle of gardening. Like I said before, my father who get heart attack a couple years ago also felt better. Right now his activity is caring a flower garden. He has a beautiful anthurium  garden. The leaf of this plant looks green. He also loves anthurium with her heart. He never stops to watering this plant in the morning, provide fertilizer and replace the pot if the plant is already big. He looks enjoy.

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Extend the life of

Because health is more stable and the mind also calm, then this will affect for the age. Some research showed that people who enjoy gardening have longer durations of life than others who do not like gardening. Maybe some of us didn't believe this. But if you want to think again, the people who have a lot of thought and tend to stress more quickly or getting old, they never calm even for a while. He always thought her work, deadline, even count the money. Their mind never rest and always chased by the negative thinking. This totally different when they try to be relax, more to see a beautiful flower. They can do something different from their job in the office, like gardening.  If they usually hold keyboard in front of the computer, try to hold a hoe, felt the different between paper and soil. This is become unforgettable moment in their life.

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HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

I enjoy gardening myself although I don't get to do as much as I'd like. It's true of all the benefits you say.


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Good Guy 6 years ago from Malaysia

Prasetio,

I spent my time gardening, especially when my garden is new as I just shifted to this new home. A lot of time is spent on weeding which is not a very interesting chore. Hope in time to come I just need to maintain my garden.

I have amongst other plants, your country's famous markisa (passion fruit), chiko, ambra, mango, promegranade, longan, nutmeg, papaya, and flower plants like bougainvillea, hibiscus and kesidang.


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

I like this Hub very much. There are many benefits to gardening. It is a good way to deal with stress, and connecting with the Earth can bring peace. The other benefit is healthy food produced for a person, their family and friends. Thank you.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

This is a wonderful Hub about all the benefits of gardening. There's something about being close to the earth that is good for both the body and soul. Excellent Hub. Rated up!!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good evening, HappyHer. I am glad you love gardening too. At least you also felt the benefit of gardening. Thank you very much. Cheers...


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good Guy, you not only good person like your name, but you always share happiness for this hub through your comment. I am glad you want to share your hobby, And I believe you also get many benefit by this hobby. Just keep it up, my friend. You right, in my country there are many tropical plants. And we can find fresh fruit like you said before. Thank you very much.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

You all right, LillyGrillzit. We will got all that benefit. Gardening is fun activity we can do anytime. I agree with you, by connecting with earth it can bring peace for us. I hope you can do this activity in your leisure time. Happy gardening, my friend.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, Suziecat7. I hope you enjoy to read this hub. There's no pride except practice and start to gardening. We have to care with everything include the earth, soil and plant. How if we share our love to the plants and flower by gardening. That will be a great idea. right!

Prasetio


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gr82bme 6 years ago from USA

I garden all the time. I have flower gardens and a veggie garden. Great hub. I always lose my winter coat when gardening starts. lol


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goldie77 6 years ago from Scotland

I usually don't want to go and do my garden because it's hard work but once I'm out there I really enjoy it and usually spend a lot of time, not only tidying up but also being creative and changing and improving things


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

So true prasetio30 - when I had a garden it was the best place on earth. Where I could go and lose track of time - lovely.

I just wrote a hub about an additional benefit of gardening - the soil has bacteria that has been shown to make us smarter. I believe it. Children benefit tremendously from toiling in soil.

A great tribute to the garden!

Wonderful and rated up!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, gr82bme for share your experience with us. That's make you always fun and happy by gardening. Good to see you here. Have a great day!


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

Gardening eats up my time daily especially when the weather is good. It's great to see life sprout out from seeds under your caring hands. Seeing fruits under the bush where you least expect them brings joy. Gardening is my healing medium, too. Great hub, prasetio! Thanks


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, Goldie77. I found your passion in gardening. I believe you are a creative person who alway apply your creativity in your garden. I am glad to see this. I hope you can write about your garden and put the pictures also. Thank you very much.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, BkCreative. I hope you enjoy this information. I am glad you also wrote about the additional benefit by gardening. I agree with you, by teaching the children gardening they will love with plant, soil and appreciate the earth as apart of life. Thanks for share your thought here. Good to see you again.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Lita C. Malicdem for dropping by. I am glad you love this hub and want to share your experience by gardening. This can fill your day with happiness by planting some seeds and watch them grow from day by day. I believe that's can make say this to God,"Thank you for this beautiful plant". I hope we more grateful with anything we have...amen.

Prasetio


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agusfanani 6 years ago from Indonesia

This is a cool hub !. I agree with you that gardening is a stress reliever.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good evening, agusfanani. I am glad you love this hub. Thanks for coming.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Gardening is not only enjoyable but it rejuvenates in every way.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

I agree with you, hello. That's one of the reason why I wrote this hub. I hope you enjoy read this information. Thank you very much.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota

prasetio-I love gardening and I am not surprised by all the great benefits. I am so glad your father is doing well and heres to gardening. Up and Useful


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

I find gardening and growing plants an important part of my life. To be outside and notice the changing seasons, the challenges of making the best use of the vegetables and fruit that I grow. Gardening has also taught me not to waste food because of the effort it takes to grow it. Most important the garden is a place where we can escape the fast pace of the modern world. Thank you.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

The old lady up top looks like me! Seriously, great hub on a super good-for-you hobby. Gardening like cooking is a hobby that takes you away. I mostly grow flowers and millions of them because we have so much sun. I have been trying to grow vegetables of all sorts but the weather here is not cooperating so need to study more on that sore subject. We go down into the 30's or 40's at night and that seems to thwart any and every vegetable I plant, including some of my favored herbs. More to think about and plan for next year....I think I need a narrow and high greenhouse so now will have to get Bob the wonder fellow to work on that!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Minnetonka Twin for coming to this hub and give attention to my father. I am glad you love gardening too. So, keep it up. ~Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, 2uesday. I agree with your comment you gave to this hub. I am glad to know that by gardening taught you not to waste the food. That is good point from you. This could be the important thing in our life. We can felt how the wind blow us while gardening outside. This was a gift, my friend. See you again.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, akirchner. Thanks for share your experience with gardening. I know you love this hobby as I am. Making a green house is the best solution to cover your vegetables from bad condition or unfriendly climate. But we have to control the temperature. Wow..this could be a great harvest. Planting herb is good choice for you. We can take it when we really need this plant. Good to see you again. I hope this hub useful for us. Happy gardening...

Prasetio


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H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

Yes, I completely agree with you that Gardening can reduce stress levels on the on-going process of life.


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TheListLady 6 years ago from New York City

So true - the best times I have spent in my garden. Plus I had the benefit of all sorts of wonderful fruits, vegetables and flowers to cut and bring indoors.

Wonderful hub - rated up and thanks for the reminder of what matters!


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

great hub.. rated up!!!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, Mr.Roychoudhury. Good to find you again. Ones of the activity can make us relax is doing something fun and comfortable. And gardening is one of this activity which make us relax, right! Thank you very much.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

welcome to this hub, TheListLady. I am glad you want to share your experience in gardening. Another good side from gardening is it produce something for us. Fruits, vegetable and flower give us spirit for doing better with the garden. We more love with anything we have. Thanks for rate this UP.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, carolina for coming to this hub and rate this UP. I hope you also love gardening too.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

I was just thinking as I was out picking tomatoes from my garden how wonderful it was and how great the air was in the garden. A garden is a happy place and very vital to good health for the many reasons you outlined. I love Love LOVE the benefit of gardening for health. Blessings, Peace and many fresh fruits and veggies be abundant for you.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, katie. I hope you also has a beautiful garden. You are absolutely right about garden, my friend. I also find your passion in gardening. That's make you look younger. I heard from many source that by close to nature give us positive energy and this is good for our healthy, mind and soul. Happy gardening, Katie. Thanks for your compliment to this hub. I really appreciate your coming. Peace!

Prasetio


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Such a beautiful and sweet hub to help others. God Bless you dear friend.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, stars439 for dropping by. I am glad you liked this hub. I hope this hub can help other like you said before. Good to see you again, my friend. Have a good day!


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Don Simkovich 6 years ago from Pasadena, CA

Nice Hub on the benefits of gardening. I do enjoy it. Getting out to maintain a garden or flower beds requires regular maintenance but it's fun to grow things. We just grew carrots quite successfully and squash!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, Don Simkovich. I am glad you also love gardening. Good to see the plants grow and even bigger from day by day. I agree with you, it's fun activity. I hope you enjoy this hub. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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lornadarden 6 years ago from Illinois

I love gardening it really helps me relieve stress. Nice hub, I like it.


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dealrocker 6 years ago from California

Amazing hub pras. Well done!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome to this hub, lornadarden. Good news from you. Keep on gardening, my friend. I hope this hub useful for you. ~prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, dealrocker for dropping by. I hope you enjoy this hub and start to gardening. See you again.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Oh Prasetio! You've been so busy! I have loved gardening so much. Great hub Prasetio. God bless!


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

prasetio - There is nothing like gardening to counter act anxiety! Working out in the fresh air and sunshine is so invigorating. And it makes our homes look so much better too!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, Micky Dee. I am glad to know that you love gardening beside your activity in cycling. Although I am busy but I try to give a little time to watering my plants or change the pot. Thank you very much. ~prasetio


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Dolores Monet for share your opinion about this topic. I agree with you, there's nothing like gardening. Working outside is good for our body, keep our body stay to move while enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. That must be a wonderful and healthy moment. Thank you very much.

Blessing,


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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

Glad your father is doing better!! It is definitely a good feeling when you see the results of what you have planted. And, I too love the feel of the earth and the aroma too. Something about it is very comforting. Voted/rated!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, Upport Med. I am glad you want to visit this hub. It's been a long time we never met again. You are right, my friend. Gardening is the most comfortable activity. It's like back to nature. The earth more colorful with the existence of garden. We can count how many gardens in the world. Thank you very much. ~prasetio


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nancynurse 2 years ago from Southeast USA

Love it rated up


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prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, nancynurse. Thanks for coming and I am glad you love it. Take care!

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