If you are looking to improve your health and wellbeing, then you may be surprised to know that one of the most effective changes you can make to your daily life lies in your garden.
There are a number of reasons for this. Most obviously, your garden gives you a chance to reconnect to the calm and beauty of nature, which is recognized for its mental and physical health benefits.
Simply being among flowers, sitting under a tree or laying on the grass in the sunshine can be enough to lift your mood and get fresh air in your lungs, so it is important to focus on integrating more greenery into your outdoor space.
However, the wonder of nature is not the only reason to seek solace in your garden. You can use the space as a make-shift gym, whether that includes lifting weights, practicing yoga or taking a fitness class.
You can even find significant health and wellbeing benefits from having a thermal spa in your garden. They are known to improve circulation and soothe aching muscles, which is the perfect antidote to a long, hard day at work.
Here is why your garden can help improve your health and wellbeing:
Thermal Spas Have Many Potential Health Benefits
One of the most enjoyable ways that you can seek health and wellbeing benefits from your garden is to install a thermal spa hot tub. These hot tubs UK are known for their ability to quickly relax you and relieve stress, but they are also very effective at improving your circulation, cardiovascular strength as well as to relax your muscles.
This may be a good option if you don’t have enough space to exercise or practice yoga outside, but still want to experience impactful health benefits in your garden.
Create a Make-shift gym in Your Garden
Alternatively, you could create a make-shift gym in your garden by bringing exercise equipment – such as weights, yoga balls and mats – outside on a dry day. This is a great way to stretch out and have more space than you would inside, as well as experience the health benefits of breathing in the fresh air, being with nature and allowing your body to acclimatize to the cold or hot air.
Given how often most people are stuck indoors (either working or in the evenings), it is important to get out into the garden in order to improve the overall health of your body.
Set Aside Some Space for Meditation
Another great way that your garden can help you to improve your health and wellbeing is if you set aside some space for meditation.
Dedicating a secluded area of your garden to meditation will help you to get into a stress-free mental zone, allowing you to switch off and enjoy the benefits that meditation can offer. While meditation can technically be done anywhere at any time, setting aside a special place with minimal distractions (and preferably surrounded by nature), will help your ability to focus and cut out the mind chatter that affects most people when they try to relax.
By keeping this area separate for meditation, it will also train your mind to switch off when you enter it, allowing you to reach a deeper meditative state.
*Photos by Nataliya Vaitkevich