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Garden High

By New You Editorial
Posted On Jul 22, 2013

New You Health Tip: Start your own garden to boost your mood.

Research proves that gardens do more than just grow; they can elevate your mood as well. Research suggests that gardening can even help those that suffer from mild to severe depression because it redirects one’s focus to nature, allowing the brain to take a break from thinking about the issues that are harboring the depression. Many also believe that the energy field within nature can help calm and balance both in mind and body, part of which can come from the sun and the vitamin D that the skin will absorbs from spending time outdoors. Additionally, the literal ‘fruits’ and vegetables of your labor serve as an added healthy bonus. Provided you do not use any chemicals while gardening, the produce will be inherently organic without the label and price tag. Mental and physical health unite in your backyard.