Staying fit doesn’t have to mean expensive gym memberships, and there are many health benefits from gardening. Discover the huge benefits gardening can have on your physical and mental wellbeing.

The National Gardens Scheme has called for doctors to prescribe patients with gardening on the NHS. A report published by The King’s Fund has recognised that there were a variety of health benefits from gardening, including reducing depression, loneliness, anxiety and stress.

Working on your garden is an excellent way to get all-round exercise for improving strength, endurance and flexibility and can reduce the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other medical conditions.

To celebrate the warmer weather, AXA PPPhealthcare has released a new infographic, outlining 11 surprising health benefits from gardening.

health benefits from gardening

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