Ditch the Gym: Study Shows That Gardening Can Keep You Healthy, Too
If you’re one of those people who’s always postponing your gym sessions, now you may actually be able to postpone them indefinitely. According to a new study conducted by researchers around the world, “leisure time physical activity” can actually be a great substitute to the dreaded leg day, or an hour on the treadmill. “Leisure time physical activity” can include a wide range of activities, like gardening, dancing, and even just going for a walk. Compared to a sedentary lifestyle, doing these activities for just 10 to 59 minutes a week was proven to lead to an 18 percent lower risk of all-cause mortality — including cardiovascular disease and cancer.