Gardening = strong bones

>> Sunday, June 24, 2007

Found this in the latest issue of Garden Gate magazine,

"Researchers at the University of Arkansas recently found that gardening is good for your bones. Women age 50 and over who gardened at least once a week had higher bone densities than did those who jogged, swam, walked or did aerobics. It's probably the combination of hard work - digging, pulling and pushing - and being outside in the sun. Sunlight boosts vitamin D production, which helps the body absorb calcium."

And we thought gardening only helped relieve stress.


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