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  • Writer's pictureFredericksburg Fitness

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Gardening is a great way to get more exercise into your day and spend time outside. When gardening you perform hinge, squat, pull, push, and rotational movements without even thinking about it. Another great benefit to gardening is a sense of accomplishment from growing your own food giving you a fresh product to enjoy.

Most Effective Way to Garden

  • If you don’t have a yard to plant in, use grow bags, buckets, kiddie swimming pools etc. the options are endless

  • For soil, layer leaves, mulch, dirt, compost, sticks, etc. This creates optimal growing bacteria. 

  • Take seeds from fruits and veggies you are already eating, to use in order to grow more 

Benefits of Consuming Foods You Grew

  • The fruits and veggies are full of flavor

  • The fruits and veggies have the maximum amount of nutrients that they will ever have

  • Can help with seasonal allergies

  • Less chance for infield contamination

Overall Benefits of Gardening

  • Increased cardiorespiratory training 

  • Increased vitamin D from the sun 

  • Increased muscular strength 

  • Improved mood

  • Improved coordination


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