“Living in areas with green spaces also seems to weaken the effect of income inequalities on health,” The King’s Fund report said.
Studies have reportedly shown that allotment gardening has been found to improve mood, self-esteem, and lower stress levels.
Gardening has also been linked to lower rates of depression and anxiety, and it may help alleviate feelings of loneliness.
Emerging evidence suggests that gardening might also help older adults maintain good gait and balance, which decreases the likelihood of falls.
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