National Gardening Exercise Day
About National Gardening Exercise Day
When is National Gardening Exercise Day? This holiday is always observed on June 6
Everyone knows gardening is therapeutic. It’s good for the mind, body, and soul. Gardening Exercise Day, a June 6 holiday, allows us to go out and burn off calories and have fun doing it. National Gardening Exercise Day is intended to recognize the important physical health benefits of gardening.
In reality, gardening is exercise. Experts say the various activities and tasks of gardening ultimately uses all of the major muscle groups. In addition, strenuous gardening activities such as raking, hoeing, and digging are both aerobic and muscle strengthening.
Take time today to celebrate one of America’s favorite hobbies. Go out and exercise with, and among, your plants.
How to Participate in National Gardening Exercise Day
- Go out in your garden and weed around your plants. This can be a lot of exercise.
- Lift weights, do pushups, situps, yoga or other forms of exercise in your garden.
- Run around the garden a couple of times.
“Gardens are not made by singing “Oh, how beautiful”, and sitting in the shade.” – – Rudyard Kipling
History and Origin of National Gardening Exercise Day
Our research found evidence pointing toward gardens clubs and other garden organizations as the creators of this day. Most likely, it was avid clubs who also recognized the health values of gardening.
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