Suggestion #3Fruitful Gardening
Gardening is a great hobby and pastime to take up while spending a lot of time at home. Although you may not think of gardening as typical exercise, the process of moving soil around, bending down, and planting is a great way to burn off calories. Per a recent article in Discovery Magazing, it is thought that inhaling M. vaccae, a healthy bacteria that lives in soil, can increase levels of serotonin and reduce anxiety. The best part about gardening is that anyone can do it! Even if the ground in your back or front yard is not ideal for vegetable or fruit growth, or you live in an apartment, a garden can be added to any home by purchasing a wood bin, fresh soil, and plants. You can either buy baby plants and transplant them to a larger container, or grow them from seeds. Some plants have a more difficult time being moved and can die when put into a different container. Crops such as corn, melons, squash, beans, and peas, simply do not grow as well when transplanted from one place to another. Buying seeds are cheaper and ensure that your plants will grow healthy and strong from the start. Some of the easier plants grow that excel in containers includes lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, radishes, and green beans. Make sure to search online to find out more about which plants you would like to grow and harvest!