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How Can Horticultural Therapy Help Me Feel Better?

How Can Horticultural Therapy Help Me Feel Better?

There are many ways to help you feel better in recovery, but nature is one of the very best. Gardens are being used for addiction and mental health treatment more now than ever before. It can tap into the mind, body, and soul which will support your recovery for a long time to come. Find out how it can help and how to get started.

Healthy Eating

When you start working in a garden, you reap the rewards in more ways than one. You get to eat produce that will pack more nutrients than any food you’ve likely had from the story. The fruits and vegetables will be grown in a garden and handpicked which means they have all the vital nutrients you need to make your own healthy meal.

Sense of Purpose

Many who battle addiction feel they lack a sense of purpose. Gardening helps you focus your energy and find a healthy outlet for your muscles, have fun, and find purposeful meaning to your work.

Compassion

Tending a garden wall heighten your compassion. As you care for the plants and watch them grow, you begin to feel a sense of connection and concern. This will spread to other things, including people and relationships.

Improved Vitamin D

A weakened immune system can bring down your vitamin levels. Vitamin D comes from being outside in the sunshine. It helps boost your immune system and neuromuscular systems. If you work outside for 15-30 minutes, you will get enough sun to fuel your body for the week.

Physical Health

Being outside is physically healthy for you. In recovery, you need exercise for your mind, body, and soul to feel at rest. If you work out, your body’s circulation will improve and all your organs and body parts will function more optimally. Once you do a cleanse of toxins, it will be less intense for you to stay on that path and keep going then regress and stop gardening. Planting, raking, digging, and sowing those plants helps you feel stronger and build overall muscle tone.

Why not improve your overall health by making the decision to get clean and sober. Let us help you recover from addiction and seek the resources you need to keep you clean and sober. Call us 24/7 at our toll-free number: 866-294-9401