Scientists May Have Discovered the Secret to a Healthy Heart (And It’s Not Running)

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Study Shows Gardening May Support A Healthy HeartCourtney Hale – Getty Images

  • Gardening is associated with better health outcomes, including lower odds of cardiovascular disease and even diabetes, according to new research.

  • Research suggests that gardening can also reduce risk of depression and anxiety.

  • Outdoor gardening is most beneficial, but indoor gardening can also be advantageous.

Maybe you’ve been gardening your entire life or just started growing your own plants in the past few years. Whether you have been tending to a few flowers or have a luscious garden full of produce for weeknight meals, it can be a very gratifying experience to grown your own food and plants. And all of that time gardening may be benefiting your body in other ways, too. A new study found that gardening may just be the secret to a healthy heart.

The study, published in the Journal of the Academy of

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