Health Benefits of Ergonomic Gardening

Gardening as a way to stay fit and healthy

Imagine if you picked up a copy of USA Today or turned on Good Morning America and they announced that a scientific study from a major university has discovered a single activity that burns calories, reduces stress, relieves depression, lowers your risk for diabetes, slows osteoporosis, and decreases blood pressure and cholesterol levels. On top of that, the activity works for everyone and can be done at home.

Would you be interested? Of course you would.

Well, that’s exactly what gardening is. Study after study has shown that gardening is a great way to exercise. Some of the results may surprise you. For example, Dr. Lori Turner at the University of Arkansas studied over 3,300 women using different types of weight-bearing exercise, including jogging, swimming, walking, aerobics, and gardening. Dr. Turner’s study found that gardening is the best method of exercise to increase bone density and prevent osteoporosis. In addition, a study at Iowa State University found that gardening is a productive way to burn calories:

  • Digging and spading (300 calories per hour)
  • Mowing the yard (360 calories per hour)
  • Planting transplants, shrubs, and trees (370 calories per hour)
  • Weeding flower beds and vegetable gardens (376 calories per hour)

The health benefits of gardening have been touted in numerous articles in publications such as Time Magazine and on CBS News. In fact, try using Google to search for “health benefits of gardening” and you will see that the there is an overwhelming number of articles that all say the same thing. Work in your garden to get healthy.

The unique ergonomic design of the Perfect Garden Tool System allows you to enjoy the benefits of gardening in a way that is safer and more efficient than traditional gardening tools. You will be able to work longer and get more gardening done without unnecessary lower back strain, muscle fatigue, or blisters.

Whether you are buying a Perfect Garden Tool Set for yourself, a friend, or a loved one, you are not just buying a great gardening gift, you are giving the gift of health.

G. Ray Miller
Founder of the Perfect Garden Tool System