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Why do gardeners live longer?

There is much evidence that people who grow plants in their gardens live 14 years longer than others. What’s the secret?

– Adequate Vitamin D

Under the influence of sunlight, vitamin D is formed in the body, which protects against several types of cancer and various heart diseases.

– Healing soil

In the process of caring for plants, hands often contact with the soil. Soil is a great source of minerals, and in contact with them, the body starts the process of stimulation of the immune system.

– Stress relief

A lot of gardeners say that when they work with the soil in nature, they calm down and feel relaxed. This condition positively affects various processes in the body.

– More fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs

The reward for gardeners is the availability of fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Such healthy plant foods are high in vitamins and antioxidants.

– Physical activity

Weeding, planting, loosening the soil is the physical activity useful for the body.

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  • Question of

    Are you a gardener?

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    Do you like useful outdoor activities?

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  1. I can agree with this, anyone who keeps busy and is outside often is usually healthy, as long as you take care of yourself and no direct sunlight.