Reconnecting with nature is part of Hopewood’s core philosophy. This can be easily achieved in your very own garden. Gardening is great fun and an easy way start to introduce organic veggies into your diet. It can also be a great way to increase physical activity. Today, we explore gardening as an exercise and why it easy to achieve.
Did you know when you spend time in the garden you can burn a surprising number of calories? Digging holes, planting new seeds or plants and weeding can burn up to 200 calories over a 30-minute period. This is same number of calories as a light jog or a fast-passed walk.
It’s easy to break up into smaller chunks
It is recommended to spend at least 30 minutes a day exercising to maintain your health and wellbeing. However, you can break up the 30 minutes into multiple, short intervals. As long as each session lasts at least 8 minutes and the total time is greater than 30 minutes you will receive the benefits of a traditional work out. By simply removing some annoying weeds in the morning or spend some time planting your favourite flower or herb. When you break up your garden activities into smaller tasks, it is easy to accumulate 30 minutes.
Let’s be honest, it feels amazing to see the new life spring up due to your efforts. When you put time and effort into your garden, you will see amazing results and plant life will flourish. It makes you want to get back into the garden again and again.