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Gardening

Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture.

An Overview of Gardening

If you want to stay fit, keep a firm grip on the health of your hands and benefit from fresh air, then gardening is the thing for you.

Gardening is a great way to help adults and older adults reach their recommended 2 1/2 hours of physical activity each week. Even 20 minutes mowing the lawn, or heavy gardening for 30 minutes all helps!

Benefits

Gardening can have a positive impact on physical, mental and emotional well-being. Gardening provides a work out for the respiratory and cardiovascular systems and can improve strength, endurance and flexibility, helping to prevent problems such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis.

Increasing exposure to greenspace has been linked to a reduction in reported health problems, reduced levels of obesity, increased physical activity, improved mental health and reduced health inequalities.

Involvement

Spring is a good time to begin growing and digging. Gardeners spend most of the summer watering, weeding, and watching young plants grow. Autumn is a good time to plant trees, shrubs, bulbs, and some perennials. There are many beginner guides available on the internet to get you started.

Equipment

Basic tools include: spade, fork, hoe, rake, trowel, watering can and secateurs.

Find Gardening Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

Your local Physical Activity, Sport & Health Team

Delivering programmes to support you to become more active.
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Active Child – Movement is Life

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 09:00

Stokes Wood Primary School

Stokes Wood Primary School

Step Out Youth Group

Step Out is a youth group based in South Wigston, running two nights a week. Tuesdays 6 pm till 7.30 pm & Fridays 6 pm till 8 pm
We run all kind of sports activities indoor and out. Run for 8 till 16 Year of age

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

R.T.C.S Enterprise C.I.C

At our Uppingham allotment sites we use gardening to get fit and feel great.

Partners

  • NWL LSA
    Safeguarding
    H&B LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Charnwood LSA
  • Active Leicester
    O&W LSA
    Active Rutland
    Blaby LSA
    Sport England
  • Harborough LSA
    Melton LSA
    Equality Standard
    Active Partnerships

Partners

  • Active Partnerships
    H&B LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Safeguarding
    Charnwood LSA
  • O&W LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Melton LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Blaby LSA
    Sport England
  • Active Rutland
    NWL LSA