We have talked about growing your own vegetables before here at My Healthy Living Coach, but today we have teamed up with the people at WhatShed to bring you this very interesting infographic that showcases just how good for you gardening can be.

To start with one of the best things about gardening is that you can grow your very own fruit and vegetables. We are talking things like potatoes, carrots, berries and much more. Taking the time to grow your own food will make sure that you have plenty of healthy food to cook with and even some tasty fruit for your snacks. It is a wonderful way to really give you that extra push to make you and the rest of your family eat more healthily.

By eating healthier thanks to gardening, your BMI will be lower and you will be in much better shape. One of the most interesting things on the infographic is how it shows that gardening for just a few hours will burn off the same amount of calories as sweating like a maniac in the gym for an hour.

While it is wonderful to take care of your body, you also need to keep your mind sharp and gardening can do that as well. When you are gardening you are keeping your mind active, getting rid of stress and keeping your brain ticking. Those who garden regularly tend to be much happier and less stressed than those who do not.

You can see why so many people love to spend time in the garden. Of course, having plants to decorate your home and garden with and lots of tasty and healthy food to eat is great. But the way gardening helps you live a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle really cannot be overstated.