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By MELINDA MYERS
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You can garden your way to better health

 

Melinda Myers, LLC

Heliotrope, nicotiana and other fragrant flowers can provide aromatherapy at the end of a stressful day.

Break out the tools and garden your way to a healthier mind, body and spirit. Gardeners have always know it, but now research proves that gardening is a great form of exercise.

You'll work out all your major muscle groups when raking, digging and planting for an hour. Include gardening as a major component of your workout schedule. You'll stretch and strengthen muscles while promoting cardiovascular health and maintaining bone mass. A University of Arkansas study found that yard work as well as weight training more significantly maintained bone density than aerobics, dancing or bicycling in...



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