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Health Minute: Wellbeing & Gardening

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WPSU’s Health Minute is a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

There are clear connections between wellbeing and gardening for people of all ages. Gardening can promote better eating habits by growing and harvesting vegetables and fruits. It can help calm the mind when observing the beauty and enjoying the fragrance of flowers and bushes. Planting, watering and weeding can increase physical activity.

Gardening can also promote community connection and a sense of achievement when plants emerge healthy and provide beauty and food.

Indoors or outdoors, gardening can be done by anyone who has some good soil, seeds, water, and light. Gardening can benefit your body and your soul.

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