Tired and Cranky all the Time?

January 13, 2019

 

 

Are you always tired and Cranky all the time???


You may need more vitamine "N" from nature!!!

 

-Walking in nature could improve your short-term memory.
-Being outdoors has a demonstrated de-stressing effect.
-Researchers found a decrease in both the heart rates and levels of cortisol of participants who spent time in the forest compared to those in the city.
-Spending time outside reduces inflammation.
-Enjoying the outdoors helps eliminate fatigue.
-Outdoor experiences may help fight depression and anxiety.
-Being outside may protect your vision from developing miopia.

 

Working in dirt boosts mood, and may lower dementia risk:

 

-Exposure to vitamin D 
Vitamin D increases your calcium levels, which benefits your bones and immune system. A 2014 Italian study, published on the National Institutes of Health website, found that exposure to sunlight helped older adults achieve adequate serum vitamin D levels. So outdoor activities like gardening are a perfect way to get your sunshine while pursuing a fun hobby.

 

-Decreased dementia risk 


A 2006 study found that gardening could lower risk of dementia by 36 percent. Researchers tracked more than 2,800 people over the age of 60 for 16 years and concluded that physical activity, particularly gardening, could reduce the incidence of dementia in future years. 

 

-Mood-boosting benefits


A study in the Netherlands, cited by CNN, suggests that gardening fights stress even better than other hobbies. Participants completed a stressful task and were then told to read inside or go outdoors and garden for 30 minutes. The gardening group reported better moods afterward, and their blood tests showed lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

 

- Helps combat loneliness


After retirement, many people struggle with fewer socialization opportunities, and community gardens can be a fun way to engage with others while providing benefits to neighborhoods. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, community gardens are "collaborative projects on shared open spaces where participants join together in the maintenance and products of the garden, including healthful and affordable fresh fruits and vegetables."

 

The American Community Gardening Association offers a locator tool for finding your nearest community garden. “The association recognizes that community gardening improves people’s quality of life by providing a catalyst for neighborhood and community development, stimulating social interaction, encouraging self-reliance, beautifying neighborhoods, producing nutritious food, reducing family food budgets, conserving resources and creating opportunities for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education.”

 

- Besides all the benefits above, if you plan to grow organic food you will help reduce public health risks of extra pesticides in our planet and make your own family healthier.

 

 

Sources: 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3393816/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2793341/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22840583

Source:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24722592

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16411871

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