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Posted on 28 January 2009 by

Grow a Garden, Gain Health

harvesting-radishes-in-the-gardenBy Vanessa Richins

As we begin another new year, many resolutions are being made.

A main goal for many is to improve their health and lose weight.

As you may have suspected, gardening is an excellent method of exercise with many other health benefits.

Gardening is good for the body. Exercises like jogging and aerobics can sometimes be too stressful for a person’s joints.

A study discussed by the Virginia Cooperative Extension shows that gardening is also a challenging workout, but carries less stress than many exercise activities. For example, raking leaves and planting seeds uses the same effort as bicycling (less than 10 mph). Light shoveling is the equivalent of Read the rest of this entry »


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