This Fit Tip Friday we encourage you all to plant your own vegetables, fruits, and herbs. You don't need a lot of land to garden! If you cannot make one at your own house or apartment, try growing some plants inside or joining a community garden here in Chicago.
There are so many benefits to gardening. First off, the stretching, weeding, digging, etc. that happens during gardening get your blood flowing and uses your muscles. While you will still need to get your daily workout in, but gardening offers a low impact supplement to your workout regime.
Second, your will eat a lot healthier. Just growing your own vegetables and fruits and then having them on hand will help you to make wise eating choices.
Third, some studies show that gardening helps to control cortisol, the stress hormone, along with anxiety and depression.
So let's all return to nature this spring and get our hands in the dirt!
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