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Plant Something

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It’s that time of year: The season of gardening! Spending time outside planting greenery is so good for your physical and mental health. It can:
  • Boost mood
  • Build strength in your bones and muscles
  • Foster human connections
  • Help fight disease
  • Improve memory
  • Lower stress
  • Reduce anxiety
Before you start, make sure your area’s frost date has passed. You don’t want to plant fresh flowers only to see them wither away from cold temperatures overnight. You can check your zone’s frost date using this search tool.

Now invite a friend or family member to spend the day with you. Head outside and first tidy up the landscaping with some weeding, raking, and laying fresh mulch. Next, make a trip to your local greenhouse for some fresh flowers, herbs, shrubs, or trees.

If you don’t have a yard or landscaping, buy some small plants or herbs, like succulents, that you can grow and maintain indoors. You can still get your hands dirty (and get some movement in) by mixing them with a variety of plants in larger, decorative planters.

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