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    March 20, 2020
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SPONSORED Health and Wellness Benefits of Gardening With current events preoccupying the majority of our attention, it is more important than ever to find ways to take care of our emotional health. Stepping outside and away from news and social media allows us to reconnect with nature and improve our moods. 1. Gardening is great exer- cise! Exercise promotes good emotional health by releasing endorphins, which are natural mood garden creates a feeling of the center of the universe. accomplishment. 5. Planning and creating your garden feeds your artistic side and allows for Putting our energy and attention into something outside ourselves takes our focus off our worries. 8. Repetitive tasks we often engage in while gardening have a relaxing, meditative-like quality that can help ease our tensions. elevators. self-expression. 6. Participating in a com- 2. Gardening activities such as digging and raking munity garden increases at a moderate intensity can improve your health by lowering blood pres- sure and improving car- diovascular fitness. our social connections. Research increasingly places importance on our social interconnectedness 9. Growing your own vegetables increases your likelihood of eating healthier and encourages children to try new and different foods. as an indicator of our emotional health. 3. Gardening gets people outdoors and exposed to sunlight, another natural mood elevator. 4. Growing a successful 7. Gardening allows us to nurture and care for another living thing and reminds us that we are not To encourage our customers to practice social distancing, Rick's is now taking orders and payments over the phone with curbside delivery. From the Rick's family to yours, we wish you all health and wellness! SPONSORED Health and Wellness Benefits of Gardening With current events preoccupying the majority of our attention, it is more important than ever to find ways to take care of our emotional health. Stepping outside and away from news and social media allows us to reconnect with nature and improve our moods. 1. Gardening is great exer- cise! Exercise promotes good emotional health by releasing endorphins, which are natural mood garden creates a feeling of the center of the universe. accomplishment. 5. Planning and creating your garden feeds your artistic side and allows for Putting our energy and attention into something outside ourselves takes our focus off our worries. 8. Repetitive tasks we often engage in while gardening have a relaxing, meditative-like quality that can help ease our tensions. elevators. self-expression. 6. Participating in a com- 2. Gardening activities such as digging and raking munity garden increases at a moderate intensity can improve your health by lowering blood pres- sure and improving car- diovascular fitness. our social connections. Research increasingly places importance on our social interconnectedness 9. Growing your own vegetables increases your likelihood of eating healthier and encourages children to try new and different foods. as an indicator of our emotional health. 3. Gardening gets people outdoors and exposed to sunlight, another natural mood elevator. 4. Growing a successful 7. Gardening allows us to nurture and care for another living thing and reminds us that we are not To encourage our customers to practice social distancing, Rick's is now taking orders and payments over the phone with curbside delivery. From the Rick's family to yours, we wish you all health and wellness!