By Debbie Post, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener
Research studies have shown that people who garden have huge health benefits over their couch counterparts. They have lower blood pressure, pulse rates, decreased muscle tension, and improved mental health. People breathe deeper when they’re outside, which helps clear out the lungs, improving digestion and immune response. Not to mention the improved diet when eating those fruits and vegetables harvested from your own garden. Go green, get healthy, plant a garden.