In the first-ever survey done in Ireland linking gardening to Mindfulness, 89% of respondents say they have experienced Mindfulness in their garden! The survey, carried out by The Irish Garden magazine, defined Mindfulness as: “the non-judgement of oneself and moment-to-moment awareness of one’s thoughts and feelings.” Gardening was understood to mean the action and … [Read more...] about The Irish Garden magazine survey confirms gardening is good for the soul!
Did you know that spending half an hour to 45 minutes three times a week being physically active in the garden can help reduce the risk of many common illnesses? Or that gardening can half the risk of dementia in older people? There’s no better way to look after your health than by getting outside and experiencing nature. GroMór 2016, a nationwide campaign to get the country … [Read more...] about Get Out, Get Healthy and Get Growing to Improve Your Physical and Mental Wellbeing
As the body gets older, it's inevitable that problems such as limited mobility and health conditions can impact upon the freedom to get around and maintain a good level of fitness. However despite the myths surrounding senior fitness, exercise only increases in importance for the elderly, as an unbeatable way to improve flexibility, strength and wellbeing. If you have an … [Read more...] about 5 Alternative Exercises for Elderly Relatives
These activities as good as exercise because they decrease total sedentary time A spot of DIY or gardening can cut the risk of a heart attack/stroke and prolong life by as much as 30 per cent among the 60+ age group, indicates research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. These routine activities are as good as exercise, which is ideal for older people … [Read more...] about DIY and gardening can cut heart attack/stroke risk by 30% and prolong life in 60+ age group