Each year, National Gardening Exercise Day is celebrated on June 6th throughout the United States. It is a great way to get the word out about how gardening provides numerous benefits, including helping care for our planet, providing a relaxing and satisfying hobby, and getting exercise.
Yes, gardening does provide exercise, and here’s how:
- There is a lot of bending and up and down movement that looks – and feels – a lot like squats.
- The movement involved in digging, planting, pulling weeds, and cutting also involves various muscles that are moving and stretching.
- Depending on how large your garden is you may also have fruit trees or other opportunities that involve climbing ladders, so you have an outdoor “StairMaster” machine.
Even if you don’t have your own garden or space for creating one, you can participate in local Atlanta gardening clubs or community gardens to get the most out of this great form of exercise. It is a good way to exercise for people of all ages!
Helping Your Garden Grow
Our Atlanta flower shops offer many ways to help your garden grow. For example, we have many green plants and blooming plants that you can transplant into your garden to enjoy for years to come.
If you don’t have a lot of space, you might also enjoy having a dish garden or garden basket that can provide a hands-on gardening experience. Another option is an orchid plant or topiary. We offer both types of garden items, which offer minimal maintenance but provide a great place to get interested in gardening.
You may also want to visit any of our Atlanta florist locations and talk to our flower and plant experts about the best types of flowers and plants that thrive within the various Atlanta seasons. Our experts have years of experience working with all types of flowers and plants so they can guide you through the process of starting up a garden.
You may also feel inspired to start a garden after visiting any of Atlanta’s local gardens and parks or community gardens. The passion of those that are tending to those beauty spots may get you started on this creative and satisfying pastime. There’s no time like the present with the upcoming National Gardening Exercise Day to go ahead and get started!