If you’re in need of a way to improve your mental health while also being productive, O’NA HealthCare recommends that you look right out the window to your own property. Garden therapy offers several benefits, adds beauty to your home’s exterior, and can even save you a few trips to the grocery store.
Compared to other stress-relief methods, gardening can be one of the most relaxing. No matter how enthralling our smartphones, tablets, and TVs are, we have a limited mental capacity to enjoy them. Overloading on screen time can have negative effects, and gardening is a great way to turn the tables on the situation.
Just like making a fantastic meal on your own without going to a restaurant can bring you a sense of pride and happiness, you can take it one step further by using food you’ve grown yourself in your meals. Even better is the fact that the veggies and fruit you grow are healthy for you.
Anyone who has been diagnosed with clinical anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder should consider turning to gardening in addition to whatever medication and other treatment methods that prove effective. Why is garden therapy so effective at treating mental health disorders? One reason suggests that soil contains a special bacteria that can treat inflammation, a symptom that’s found in several mental and physical maladies.
You may be surprised at just how physically demanding gardening can be. There’s a lot of movement and lifting involved with the activity, which is just what you need to get your body in better shape. While you can’t expect to get buff or greatly improve your cardiovascular health, garden therapy is certainly a great low-impact workout.
Think you’d like to try your hand at gardening to improve your mindset? O’NA HealthCare is committed to highlighting natural approaches to good and even optimal health. O’NA HealthCare provides healthcare coverage but that’s just the start. Offering coverage for natural as well as conventional approaches to health is followed by educating Plan Members on great and effective ways to increase quality of life before reaching into the drug filled medicine cabinet. After all, It’s Your Health and O’NA HealthCare offers you More Choice in how you’re treated placing a very special emphasis on prevention. Remember the old saying? “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure”. Contact an O’NA Healthcare representative to learn how its unique approach to healthcare coverage and the broad spectrum of healthcare services available to Members. It may just be what you’ve been looking and hoping for.