Posted on January 30, 2018
12 Ways Gardening Can Help You Keep Your News Year’s Resolution
The most common New years resolution, for people are:
- Exercise more
- Lose Weight
- Eat More Healthily
- Save money
- Learn a new skill or hobby
- Spend more time on personal wellbeing
- Spend more time with family and friends.
Did you know you can achieve all these from the comfort of your own garden!
Resolution 1: Exercise more and Lose weight.
Whether this means losing weight or exercising more, gardening can help! There’s plenty to do in the garden that will give you a good workout. In addition to burning calories, gardening can strengthen muscle, improve balance, and build endurance.
Digging – wielding a spade can burn upwards of 500 calories an hour
Pulling weeds – bending squatting and pulling weeds burns about 230 calories an hour
Raking – raking leaves and garden debris burns about 220 calories an hour
Resolution 2: Eat Healthier
Thousands of people make new year’s resolutions because most of us want to do better in some way with each new year.
Resolution 3: Save more money
Growing your own will save money on fresh organic produce for your family. Plus, if you’re spending days out in the garden, you’re not out spending money on activities and shopping for things you don’t really need.
Resolution 4: Learn a new skill or hobby
Gardening is a fantastic, healthy hobby; and its fun for those who like to experiment. With gardening, you’re always learning.
Resolution 5: Spend more time on personal wellbeing
We all want to get more done in the day. And you might wonder how adding garden tasks to your to-do list could possibly help you get more done. Gardening will improve your mood, help you clear your mind, and calm your nerves so you are more productive. Plus, gardening is a very productive hobby all on its own. A garden needs to be tended, and completing garden chores is a perfect opportunity for some peace and quiet. Or maybe you prefer to play music and dance while you work in the garden.
Resolution 6: Spend more time with family.
During busy work, school, and sports schedules, perhaps you don’t get to spend time with your family. The garden is a great place to gather and work together. Show the kids all the bugs. Taste test different types of fruits and vegetables and talk about which ones you like and don’t like. Give them their own set of garden tools for playing in the dirt.