198 - Friday Fix: How Growing a Garden Can Reduce Your Depression

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By Amy Morin. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

There are many ways to treat depression — medication, individual therapy, group therapy, and transcranial magnetic stimulation to name a few.

But there are also lifestyle changes that can sometimes provide effective relief from symptoms. Something as simple as growing a garden can sometimes be an effective way to improve mood and reduce stress.

In fact, horticulture therapy has become an entire field of treatment for individuals who want to improve their well-being. From working in community gardens to growing plants at home — being in nature, getting physical activity, and working toward a goal are good for mental health.

But there's something about caring for a plant, even if it's an indoor plant that provides extra benefits to our emotional well-being.

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