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SPRING INTO GARDENING AND HELP RELIEVE STRESS

Claudia posted on April 1, 2014, 01:30
SPRING INTO GARDENING AND HELP RELIEVE STRESS
Living a healthy lifestyle involves eating nutritiously, exercising, getting plenty of sleep and managing stress.  Good thing spring is here to liven up the mood with lots of greenery and pretty flowers.  If you’re looking for a way to relieve some stress, gardening may be the answer for you.

Gardening is believed to have many benefits on physical, psychological and emotional health.  It can enhance self-esteem, improve your mood, speed up recovery after illness, encourage social interaction and promote exercise.  Research shows that people who have more green space around them tend to feel healthier.  So why not plant some green space around you?  Besides being beneficial to your emotional health, gardening can be a form of exercise to help keep you limber and burn calories.

SPRING INTO GARDENING AND HELP RELIEVE STRESS
How about starting with an herb garden?
Northgate Markets and Champions for Change can show you how.Having fresh herbs on hand helps add flavor and nutritional benefits to your foods while reducing the need for salt.  Mint tends to grows pretty easily.Come into one of these events to learn how to start your own mint garden and take home a recipe card.
  • Monday, 4/21/2014 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM 1320 W Francisquito Ave.  West Covina, CA 91790

  • Monday, 4/28/2014 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM 10801 Prairie Ave.  Inglewood, CA 90303

SPRING INTO GARDENING AND HELP RELIEVE STRESS
What can you make besides mint tea, you ask?Mint is adds freshness and a hint of sweetness to any salsa, salad or marinade.Our Viva La Salud® recipe for Fish Filets with Jicama and Orange Relishcan be made with mint or cilantro. Try it and let us know what you think.
Happy gardening!
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