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Well Connected Do Some Gardening

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In week four of our Well Connected Challenge, we are encouraging you to go on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and share a photo of your healthy breakfast. By entering the contest you will be entered into a drawing to win a FitBit!Well Connected Challenge - Breakfast

Our goal is to inspire a more vibrant, healthier world for our community. At Doylestown Health, our physicians, nurses and associates strive to get you well and help you stay well. That's why we invite you to join our 6 Week Well Connected Challenge so that you may take a moment to enjoy and share the things that help you to live a full and healthy life.

Weekly Challenge

Each week we will have a new wellness challenge and encourage you to participate. Small lifestyle changes can have a major impact on your overall health and well-being.

Week 3 - Do Some Gardening

Sure, that delicious fresh produce you grown in your summer garden improves your diet by leaps and bounds, but your gardening efforts may also strengthen you in ways you would have never known.

Health Benefits of Gardening

  • Stress relief: The scents, sights and sounds of the garden are said to promote relaxation and reduce stress.
  • Better mental health: New studies suggest that people who garden are less likely to display signs associated with depression.
  • Exercise: You may not be pumping iron, but digging, planting and weeding are excellent forms of low-impact exercise, especially for people, such as those who are older, have disabilities, or suffer from chronic pain.
  • Brain health: Some research suggests that activity associated with gardening can help lower the risk of developing dementia.
  • Nutrition: The food you grow yourself is the freshest and healthiest food you can eat.

Follow These Steps

  1. Follow Doylestown Health on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
  2. Take a photo of the weekly health challenge.
  3. Submit it on social media.
  4. Enter each week!

Prizes

  • Grand Prize FitBit (R)
  • 2nd Prize Nutritional Counseling Session
  • Weekly Prize Water Bottle

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