Gardening brings many health benefits and doing it frequently also brings other benefits for the elderly, especially if it is gardening to produce edible products. Garden beds, equipment and tools can be used to create an interesting, accessible and productive garden.
Some diseases and physical disabilities can restrict or prevent older people from participating in gardening. However, with planning and a few changes, you can create a safe, accessible and pleasant space.
Provides physical activity and improves mobility and flexibility. For older people who do not have appointments or schedules to follow, it can be easy to become inactive. Gardening is a fun activity that stimulates the body’s systems without appearing to exercise.
For example, gardening allows multiple areas of the body to move when bending or bending, which helps improve physical condition and motor skills. Improve endurance and increase muscle strength by doing activities such as removing weeds and digging in the ground. Likewise, gardening helps prevent or reduce the problems of diseases such as osteoporosis by benefiting from exercise.
Gardening helps reduce stress levels, allowing you to relax more easily and rest better. In addition, it helps improve mental acuity because this activity is done outdoors and requires you to be active and focused.