Here at Life Is An Episode we are always doing our best to bring you the most interesting information. We teamed up with the guys at who have collated some interesting facts and research on the health benefits of gardening.

The benefits of gardening are seemingly endless, both mentally and physically. Not only can planting bulbs, digging trenches and pruning roses vastly improve your physical health, but it can also improve mental health too. A recent study conducted by Bakker Spalding has found that 88% of people find that mental wellbeing is a key benefit for spending time in the garden. Did you know that gardening could reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke by as much as 27%. It could also reduce your chance of obesity by as much as 62%. We were a little blown away by the statistics we found and we are sure you will be also. So what are you waiting for, start to get out into your garden and start gardening!

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