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It’s just common sense that getting outside in the fresh air and sunshine will help most people feel better and have fun, and that’s certainly true for older adults. Now there’s a scientific study that proves the point.
Researchers in Texas at Texas A&M University and Texas State University have concluded that gardeners who are older adults (age 50+ years) were measurably more satisfied with their lives than non-gardeners, and that personal reports of physical activity and perceptions of personal health were statistically significantly more positive among gardeners when compared with non-gardeners.
For the complete study, see this link: Growing Minds: Evaluating the Effect of Gardening on Quality of Life and Physical Activity Level of Older Adults
Originally posted 2011-03-19 14:58:36.