Gardening Proves to be the Wonder Drug
The power of plants ! Gardening helps people recover from stress and makes them feel more optimistic. Growing, nurturing, and harvesting plants can be a great therapy for seniors in a long-term care facility. Read this article from Semiahmoo Animal League Inc. to learn more.
A developing body of research is adding scientific strength to the widely held belief that working in a garden is good for your mental and physical health.
A behavioural research study conducted a few years ago at Rutgers University found the presence of flowers — at the bedside or outside a window — triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behaviour in positive ways that exceed what was previously believed.
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