Must listen if you feel guilty about not going to the gym for fitness. We have a great solution for you guys, You can pursue a different avenue for your fitness regimen. Gardening is the best fitness club for you. It is common knowledge that doing household activities that require significant movement is always good for your health. However, a recent study of British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that 10 to 60 minutes of moderate activity per week can ultimately lower the risk of death by nearly 20%. An activity like (Gardening).
Importance of Exercise (Gardening)
That ultimately means activity like gardening is great for health and relaxing your body. According to research analysis, the habits of 88,000 American adults between the ages of 40 to 85 have found a correlation between “leisure-time physical activity” and lower rates of death from any disease. Like Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases.
Physical activity includes gardening and dancing. Doing it for 10 minutes to one hour once a week can lower your risk of death by 18%. According to a deep study people who got in 2.5 to 5 hours a week in workout lowered their risk by 31 %.
The greater benefit was observed with those people whose physical activities were at least 20 to 30 hours per week. Like gardening, walking and dancing help to strengthen the lungs and heart as well as tone the muscles of the body. For this study, 11 participants were followed for 11 years, even up to death. They were asked to complete a questionnaire or survey on the type of physical activity they engaged in and for how many years they doing so.
You will not realize that you are doing exercise while doing gardening but lifting, bending and squatting as you dig the plant and rake all equate to exercise. If you do this activity a few hours a week, you are doing a favor to your physical and mental health.
This study was the part of the annual National Health Interview Survey CDC’s which collect information from the public. Participants were absolutely healthy in this study. The best and good news for the adults is that even low exercise can offset ill health and disease, though moderate to intense levels of exercise are mostly recommended. Try to wear protection from the sun and insects when you were working outdoors. If you find it difficult then start with a lighter note and then gradually you will work your way up in time length and type of activity.
Spring is the best time to go out and log in some fitness time. It’s also a great time to get out and dance somewhere. You can not realize its benefits. Are you ready to do a heavy workout in your garden?