Gardening is good for you

Garden and greenhouse activities can be good for your health, it has been claimed.

According to, there are fitness benefits to be had by working the land and making a little extra effort to improve your green space.

The online resource included gardening in a list of everyday tasks that can help contribute towards your quota of exercise needed to stay fit and healthy.

It suggested that using a push lawnmower is beneficial both for the user and the environment as it will get the job done, while using the persons energy rather than petrol or electricity.

It also revealed that Kansas State University research shows that "gardening offers moderate aerobic as well as hand strength and flexibility benefits".

Other useful ways of getting the recommended amount of exercise per day include parking further away from your destination than normal and taking up dancing.

Meanwhile, recently published a set of nine tips on how to improve the health of both your garden and the local environment.