Gardening Holds Potential of Protecting against Depression

GardeningA latest study has claimed that a spot of gardening has the ability to lighten up the mood of a person. Gardening could fend off depression and make a person feel the life as worth living.

A total of 1,500 adults were included in the survey. Almost 80% of gardeners in the UK were found reporting that they were content with their lives. Also, more than 90% of the partakers said that gardening brought an improvement in their mood. In comparison, only 67% of non-gardeners had satisfaction with their lives.

Gardeners, as per the report, were also less likely to show any signs of unhappiness or depression. Editor Lucy Hall said that they had suspected the same earlier. But, the study was evidence that gardening actually made people happy.

It is being said some part of the fact arrives from nurturing something. Nonetheless, a natural optimism also plays a significant part that the next year is sure to come regardless of the current weather.

"Gardening falls into this category - it is good for both mental and physical health, and all social and age groups benefit. It provides a dose of nature", said Jules Pretty, the University of Essex's professor of environment and society.