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Gardening - The health benefits of working in the garden



We all know gardening is good for us: just getting out in the fresh air and burning calories can make us feel good. But there many other benefits to be had from regularly spending time gardening. So instead of paying an expensive gym membership why not invest in your garden instead? You'll feel great and your garden will look beautiful – and maybe you'll have some lovely fresh veg too?

This infographic provided by AXA PPP healthcare outlines just how beneficial an afternoon in the garden can be for the body.

Health benefits of gardening

AXA PPP HealthcareCalories burnt varies and depends on size (the heavier you are, the more you burn), age (younger people burn more calories), and muscle (muscle burns more calories than fat). The above figures display an average person's calorie burn per hour.



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