Grow Your Own Back Yard Garden For Better Life

 Benefits of a Family Garden

When parents and kids work together to plant and care for a garden, they can all enjoy these perks.

Physical Activity

Gardening and yard work are moderate intensity exercise, which we all need every day. Kids ages 3 to 5 need to get three hours of physical activity each day, and older kids need a minimum of an hour daily.2 While tending your family garden doesn’t require the vigorous activity of, say, running or playing singles tennis, it’s still beneficial to your body.
Gardening gets you outside and moving. Promote more activity for your child by asking them to bring you various tools, such as a bucket, shovel, or hose. The actual gardening work can also be quite demanding. Additionally, once in the yard or garden plot, your little one is likely to begin engaging in more active play when not actively gardening.
Once you start gardening, it’s common to continue for 30 minutes or more. And gardening incorporates fine motor skill strengthening and streching.

Reduce Stress, Boost Mood

Gardening is an excellent stress reliever for a combination of fascinating reasons: exposure to fresh air and sunlight, performing relaxing and repetitive tasks, and even contact with harmless bacteria in the soil that helps release serotonin in the brain.

Outdoor Time

Children are prone to spending a lot of time indoors, which can negatively affect their behavior and health. Research indicates that time spent in nature offers significant mental health benefits for children. A family garden gets them outside enjoying and experiencing the natural world.

Better Sleep 

All of the above (physical activity, reduced stress, being outside) can contribute to more and better sleep for everyone. And better sleep, in turn, can improve kids’ behavior, health, performance at school, and general well-being.

Healthier Eating 

Kids who grow vegetables tend to eat more vegetables. Or at least, they may be more willing to taste unfamiliar veggies, which is the first step to incorporating new  flavors into their diet. 

Family Time

Gardening is a great family activity that can promote family closeness. Planning, sowing, and tending a family garden offers a shared purpose for everyone. Working together on a meaningful project strengthens and reinforces your bonds.
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