Healthy Swellness: Community gardening linked to healthier BMI

April 27, 2013 at 1:43 AM 2 comments

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(Vegetables, Tips to Grow Your Own Food)

Considering getting a spot in a community garden? Fresh veggies you grow on your own, yum — and how rewarding!

Plus, a study conducted by researchers at the University of Utah has found that people who are community gardeners tend to have a lower BMI than those who don’t garden. For a 5’5″ female community gardener, the BMI was 1.84 less (or 11 lbs) compared to those not gardening.

Almost makes me want to get a plot to garden. Almost. I’ve got the opposite of a green thumb, though, and that’ll will keep me getting produce at the farmers market instead…even though it’d be nice to have a reason to get and wear these cute boots.

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Women’s rainboot, Bogs.

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