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Featured Activity of the Month: Gardening

In case you haven’t noticed, society as a whole is busier than ever. Myriads of articles are published on a daily basis about how Americans are stressed out and need to take time to slow down, unplug, and appreciate the little things. Studies show that getting outside and enjoying nature is therapeutic, and helps you to reset and reboot. Gardening is a great outdoor activity that everyone should give a try! Gardening has a therapeutic quality that can decrease stress, increase physical activity, and improve mental health. Need a little more convincing to get out and get your hands dirty? Check out the known physical and mental health benefits of gardening. ·Stress Relief – we live in a society that is requiring directed attention to technology. This capacity gets used up and we become irritable, error-prone, distracted, and stressed out. However, this type of fatigue is reversible. When outdoors the rhythms of a natural environment and soothing nature of gardening tasks are sources of…