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Health & Wellness

Hello everyone!  Happy Friday to you all!  Isn't it wonderful that another weekend has rolled around once more?  And what a special weekend this will be with Mother's Day celebrations on Sunday.  A huge thank-you to everyone who stopped by our Stress-Free Shopping event yesterday evening.  And for those of you who couldn't make it, we're still looking forward to helping you select that perfect Mother's Day gift for your One-of-a-Kind Mom! Here are a few gift ideas from the Greenhouse that Mom is sure to love.  These are some of my personal favorites!

The Tyler Candle Company offers you many great ideas for gift giving regardless of the occasion. The perfect gift for you or someone special, Tyler offers a wide variety of scents to suite every personality. The diverse fragrances and products offered by Tyler Candle Co. will help you to enhance your homes ambiance and aesthetic.  We are pleased to bring you a collection of Tyler candles, washes, and lotions that everyone on your gift list is going to love.

These adorable "hammock" chairs will pamper Mom in luxury while delighting her with the bold and bright textile patterns.  Perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.

Today, we at Garden Supply have the honor to participate in the Lifesync Health & Wellness Fair for the Town of Cary Employees. We are excited to share some of the health benefits associated with our favorite past-time, gardening.

We all know that gardening can be a pleasurable and rewarding activity.  There’s just something about spending time outdoors and getting in touch with nature that makes us feel good, while improving our surroundings and helping the environment at the same time. Gardening gives us a feeling of accomplishment , provides nourishment for our families, purifies the air of pollutants, and renews our natural areas, all while filling our lives with beauty.  So we know that gardening is good, but could it be possible that it is also good for our health, too?

Studies have shown that gardening provides a wonderful low-impact workout.  Weeding or cultivating can burn around 200 calories per hour.  More strenuous activity like leaf raking or rock moving can burn up to 600 calories per hour.

Gardening also provides the regular physical exercise listed in the prevention of heart disease, obesity, adult-onset diabetes and high blood pressure.

Gardening will help in the strength training important in the prevention of osteoporosis. Two 1-gallon watering cans equal 8-pound dumbbells.  Wheelbarrows provide a workout for your biceps.  Gardening also aids in increasing flexibility and building endurance.

Further studies have revealed that just viewing a garden has healthy psychological benefits.  Even the time spent planning a garden is a great brain workout and helps to reduce the amount of stress in our  daily lives.

Town of Cary employees, stop by and visit us today at the Senior Center.  We have lots of goodies to see and information to share, along with coupons and a fabulous raffle prize. I'll be there all day and am looking forward to meeting you!

Thanks so much for stopping by everyone!  Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you back here soon for more snippets from the garden.