BOSTON — Gardening not only cleans up your backyard, it can also improve your health.
Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder took approximately 300 non-gardening adults in Denver and assigned half of them to community gardening groups.
The gardening group received free plots, some seeds, and an introductory gardening course.
After a few months, the gardening group reported eating more fiber, exercising more, and experiencing less stress and anxiety than the non-gardening group.
While solo gardening can promote healthy eating and improve physical activity, community gardening in particular encourages people to bond over techniques and recipes, providing additional benefits for mental health. They say it can bring
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