From the Wellness Team: Wellness Wednesday Nutrition Tip – Gardening

 A Thank-You to a Green Thumb: From Your Stomach

April marks Garden Month and it is time to get planting! Gardening is not only a wonderful way to spend your time, it can also be a method of movement that increases the quality of your diet and mental health. What an activity! The actions involved in gardening include effective movements that uses many muscle groups. From squatting while weeding to pushing a wheelbarrow, you are strengthening muscle groups and burning calories at the same time. An additional benefit of gardening includes the opportunity for the consumption of a variety of foods that are right at your fingertips! Through planting a variety fruits and vegetables, those with gardens have access to a multitude of health benefits that come from the ability to create colorful meals using foods from the backyard. Choose to make your garden into an intentional health plan by growing plants that will benefit your body’s needs.