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Re: How Gardens Improve Your Mental Health


> weight lifting and gardening were the two best forms of exercise

Hmmmmm.....I thought they were the same thing......
Kitty
> There was a study done a few years back (U of AR I think) that said
> weight lifting and gardening were the two best forms of exercise for
> maintaining good bone density in middle aged folks and beyond. I thought
> that was interesting also. Will have to check this article you
> mentioned.
> 
> thanks!
> 
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: kmrsy@comcast.net
> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date:  Tue, 26 Aug 2003 14:43:38 +0000
> 
> >Well Josh, I don't get the WSJ, but I believe gardening is not only good for 
> >your physical health, but does wonders for one's mental health.  
> >Coincidentally, the WSJ can inflict physical harm......After my divorce and 
> >after finally getting him to move out a few months later, he said he was done 
> >moving all his stuff.  I said, "What about your collection of WSJ?"  Well, he 
> >didn't want them if HE had to move them.  The closet was full of old WSJ and 
> >some NYT.  Mind you, this was the largest closet in the house.  I finally got 
> >the boy scouts to come get them, but I pulled a muscle in my back getting them 
> >out to the garage.  However, the improvement to my mental health of getting rid 
> >of all those newspapers was just what I needed.
> >
> >Kitty
> >> Great story in the Wall Street Journal today (page D1) reporting on research
> >> linking gardening to good health.
> >> 
> >>                                                      Josh Haskell
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