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Gardens For The Senses

Gardens For The Senses

Time spent in natural environments can provide a range of health benefits, including reduced stress and lowered blood pressure. Most gardens offer visual appeal, but a sensory garden is designed to stimulate all five senses. It’s not hard to transform your own backyard into a sensory delight for people of all ages. …

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Five Reasons Why Gardening Is Great For Kids

5 reasons why gardening is great for kids

Connecting your children with nature can be as simple as getting into the garden. Here’s why it’s such a good pick. The cooler months through autumn and winter are the best time to plant natives in your garden. By this time of year there’s usually been some good opening rains, …

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Gardening For Older People

Gardening For Older People

Gardening has many health and therapeutic benefits for older people, especially edible gardening. Garden beds, equipment and tools can all be modified to create a garden that is interesting, accessible and productive. Some medical conditions and physical disabilities may restrict or prevent older people from participating in gardening. However, with …

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Good Nutrition Needed For Optimal Gut Health

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Our food today is overly processed and full of toxic ingredients. And unfortunately all of these Americanized foods can lead to poor gastrointestinal health. Our GI tract makes up the majority of our immune system and prevents bad bacteria from entering our bloodstream. When the gut is not treated properly …

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Seed Saving For Home Gardeners

Seed Saving

Seeds are embryonic plants. They form an important part of the lifecycle of many species, and may be adapted to survive drought or other adverse conditions, to disperse on the wind or camouflage from birds on the ground. Some are designed to germinate only after rain, fire or after passing …

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Diet Recommendations For Heart Health

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To keep your heart healthy, one should adopt a healthy lifestyle. Do not smoke. Do not drink or limit alcohol. Have regular physical activities and keep a cheerful state of mind. Apart from that, eat a healthy diet and maintain an optimal body weight are also important. A healthy eating …

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