Gardening Increases Quality of Life and Physical Activity Level of Older Adults

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.

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About Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.