All things grow with lovehands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature
Studies suggest that inhaling M. Vaccae (Mycobacterium Vaccae), a healthy bacteria that lives in soil, can increase levels of serotonin and reduce anxiety.
According to Discover Magazine, you get a dose of M. Vaccae just by taking a walk in the wild or rooting around in the garden and this could help elicit a jolly state of mind.
Having dirt under your fingernails used to be a sign of poor hygiene, but these days scientists are saying it’s actually a mark of good health.
Thanks to beneficial bacteria found in soil, gardening can improve your immune system, helping you get sick less and fight off infections easier, according to research published in Science.
Working in the garden can also help prevent certain allergies and decrease the severity of a reaction, according to a separate study done by the University of Copenhagen.
These other healthy habits will keep your immune system revved.
Flowers provide psychological healing.
People suffering from anxiety or mental stress can get relief for their condition using flower therapy.
Flowers are beautiful to the eyes and have the ability to affect our minds by bringing greater joy, happiness, and delight to our lives.
A simple walk through a park or a flower garden after a busy and stressful day can be more effective than taking an anxiety relief pill.
The exercise brings immediate relief to our minds
Scientists found that regularly working in the garden is a powerful tool for protecting cognitive health, increasing the study participants’ brain volume and cutting the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 50 percent.