One sector of the population is actually getting plenty of exercise – certainly at this time of year. Gardeners!
All the gardening chores we carry out keep us moving and burn calories, as well as improving mental health, and ensuring a top up of vitamin D, when the sun shines. One gardening expert has even come up with an RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of 30 minutes…
However, not all of us can manage strenuous activity in the garden, no matter how beneficial it might be. Whatever your favourite garden activities, it would be a crying shame to forego them because of problems with mobility or dexterity. New research has shown that there are significant health benefits for older people in doing light exercise on a regular basis. Five hours a week pottering in the garden would pass in a flash, and help with managing weight, preventing diabetes and staving off other chronic health conditions.
For Some top tips for accessible gardening: Independent Living