Make Our Garden Grow: A Future Mainstream Component of NHS / Public Health Policy? (BBC News / King’s Fund)

Summary

Gardening may be beneficial for obesity reduction (as it involves moderate physical activity), in addition to improving balance and thereby helping to reduce falls in the elderly. It may have a positive impact on mental health, by helping to tackle anxiety and stress.

Further, gardens appear to have a positive impact for reducing agitation and aggression associated with dementia in care homes. The tranquility of nature can be beneficial for end-of-life care in hospices.

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Reference

Triggle, N. (2016). Gardening and volunteering: the new wonder drugs? London: BBC Health News, June 13th 2016.

This relates to a report commissioned by the National Gardens Scheme:

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Reference

Buck, D. (2016). Gardens and health: implications for policy and practice. London: King’s Fund, May 18th 2016.

Possibly of interest:

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Reference

Briggs, H. (2016). Can gardening improve the nation’s health? London: BBC Health News, July 4th 2016.

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