Health

Mayo Clinic Minute: Health benefits of gardening

Practicing social distancing means more time spent at home. And many people use this time to start a garden in their backyard. There's a saying that you reap what you sow. And in the case of a vegetable garden, a rich harvest ...

Health

The emotional, physical perks of planning a bucket list

Whether it's traveling to Hawaii, trekking to Machu Picchu or starting a community garden, creating a "bucket list" prioritizes ambitious goals or spells out how we want to be remembered. It also can bring emotional and physical ...

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Keep pets away from gardens to prevent food-borne illness

Animal waste tainting fresh produce is one of the major causes of food-borne ailments. So farmers markets and pick-your-own growers who fear fecal contamination are increasingly guarded about tolerating pets near their edibles.

Overweight & Obesity

Corn, obesity, and navigating healthy eating choices as a parent

I asked my three-year-old, curly-headed son if he knew where corn came from. "Yes. The store," he said tilting his head downward, keeping his eyes on mine. I chuckled a bit, reminding myself to stay in mom mode and that I ...

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Community gardens may produce more than vegetables

People who participate in community gardening have a significantly lower body mass index—as well as lower odds of being overweight or obese—than do their non-gardening neighbors. Researchers at the University of Utah ...

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