Chelsea Flower Show 2017 kicks off today so it’s a good time to write about how gardening can be a great way to stay active.
A survey by the Royal Horticultural Society last year found that digging, weeding and mowing the lawn were cited as the top three activities to give the best workout.
Gardening burns calories and helps to tone muscles. Constant movement, bending and stretching will also help you to stay flexible. Gardeners in the RHS survey said that they felt physically and psychologically energised after doing a stint outside and one in five said that they felt less fit if they hadn’t gardened for more than three weeks.
Not only is it good for the body, but being out in nature gives a double whammy of being good for the mind too.