Time spent in the great outdoors raises spirits, retunes the body clock and is the ultimate motivator. But, all of those plus points are moot if you’re in the city and can’t get in to the wild mid-week.
Fortunately, a little home training is just as good, suggests a paper from Landscape and Urban Planning.
Time spent gardening supports high emotional well-being scores across five measures, especially for female gardeners who may be on a low income. It’s a great source of exercise that rewards you twice, a free workout and vegetables to nourish your body.
Next time you’re sick of your home or gym workout, grab a spade and start moving some different iron in the green gym.