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Gardening for mental health: how just a few hours working outside can help combat depression and anxiety – Evening Standard

Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Gardening for mental health: how just a few hours working outside can help combat depression and anxiety – Evening Standard

Left to right: Thrive volunteers Ruth and Caroline, horticultural therapist Helene Guild, Chris, Max, Peter and Thrive volunteer Angus / H&P

 

Gardening’s mood-boosting power is well known by keen gardeners, but its use as a tool to beat depression and improve mental health is also backed up by studies.

Spending just a few hours gardening has been found to provide an instant reduction in symptoms of depression and anxiety, while those who garden daily are less stressed and more satisfied with their lives.

Gardening is also one of the main forms of exercise for older adults.

Read more at: https://www.standard.co.uk/homesandproperty/gardening/gardening-for-mental-health-combat-depression-anxiety-thrive-b1016912.html

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