Scientific research has found that spending two hours a week in nature is linked to better health and wellbeing. Taking part in community gardening can also encourage people to adopt healthier behaviours. This includes walking and eating fresh produce… And the evidence base is growing. Furthermore, the NHS are increasingly prescribing time in nature and community gardening projects as part of “green prescriptions”. The NHS is using social prescriptions (non-medical treatments benefiting our health) across the UK to tackle anxiety, loneliness, and depression. These often involve referrals to community and voluntary organisations, who carry out activities to meet social and emotional needs. How Is Gardening Great For Your Mental Health And Wellbeing? Gardening is therapeutic Instead of worrying about the everyday stresses of life, gardening allows us to redirect our focus. In the garden, concentrating on a physical task gives our mind a rest from the other thoughts getting us down. Gardening connects us with nature The world we live in is increasingly urbanised and technology-driven. Gardening allows us to reconnect with nature which has a huge impact on our mental health. Spending time in outdoor spaces helps individuals destress and relax. Also, overcome feelings of self-absorption and to Read More
Sadly, a common assumption is that the elderly community is either past the ability to be active. Or, the only activities and options out there are bowls or pilates. However, we disagree with this completely. After doing research into different physical activities, we have found many different clubs and activities all over the world that will inspire you to join something new in order to keep fit and healthy!
‘After water, tea is the second most commonly consumed beverage in the world’. Dr Tim Bond, of the Tea Advisory Panel. So, how many benefits could there be in drinking cups of tea? In this article, we will be presenting you with the studies, evidence, and facts so that you can decide.
As the sun comes out and the temperatures rises, many amazing shows come along! Here are our top 3 British Flower Shows for you to consider. Read More
You qualify for VAT relief if you have a disability or a long-term illness and are buying a Carelink Alarm for domestic use. Learn more today. Read More