Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Gardening will keep you fit and happy

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Grīn fr go: gt ǎtsd t practis mîndflnis, wrc ǎt n srǎnd yrslf wɖ nećr’z feṿrit mūd-inhansñ culr. Foṭgraf: Jaci Parcr/Geti Iṃjz

Garḍnñ wl cīp y fit n hapi

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on Sunday 15 May 2022)

Spes, tîm, fizicl wrc n ɖ culr grīn… It’s no wundr ɖt garḍnñ fīdz bʈ bodi n soul

James Wong

Jemz Woñ, Súnde, 15 Me 2022

Ovr ɖ yirz, mni ʈiriz hv popt p t atmt t xplen ẃ spendñ tîm in grīn spes cn rdys fīlñz v stres n añzayti, impruv slf-imij n, in sm studiz, īvn meźṛbli rdys ɖ nīd fr penmeḍceśn. Fṛm ɖer pportd abiḷti t clīn ɖ er, t alejidli mūd-liftñ compǎndz imitd bî sôlbactiria, t sm mstirịs ifct ɖt simpli siyñ ɖ culr grīn hz on ǎr brenz, let’s lc at hǎ ɖ evidns stacs p.

Probbli ɖ most comn clem I si z ɖt plants, ptiklrli hǎsplants, clīn ɖ er. Ẃl ɖe d indd d ɖs on a planitri scel, ɖ lêtist rsrć nǎ sjsts ɖt in indor spesz ɖ śir volym y wd nīd t aćiv ɖs mcs it implōẓbl. Qt hǎ mni? Wel, sevṛl hundṛd p’ sqer mītr v livñspes t aćiv ɖ sem beṇfit v simpli oṗnñ a windo. Īvn I c’nt cǒp wɖ ɖt.

Anɖr wn v ɖ most indyrñ mīmz on sośl mīdia z ɖt sôlbactiria, inheld intu ǎr bludstrīm, hz bn prūvn t impruv ǎr mūd. Intrīgd, I wnt t trac dǎn ɖ sạntific pepr. Ɖs wz a sngl studi ẃr ɖ bactiria wr injctd d’recli intu ɖ brenz v lîv labmîs. Unls y’r a cejd mǎs, ɖs xperimnt dz’nt riyli cnfrm vri mć n īvn ɖen ɖ meʈ̇d v admiṇstreśn dz’nt sǎnd lîc mć fun.

Ẃt w d nǒ, hvr, z ɖr z smʈñ unyźl abt ɖ culr grīn ɖt sīmz t afct hǎ ǎr brenz fuñśn. Rsrćrz invstgetñ ɖ ifct v x’sîz on mntl hlʈ hv faund ɖt siyñ vyz v ɖ naćṛl wrld pṛjctd on t scrīnz hd adiśnl beṇfits ovr n abv ɖ wrcǎt alon. Hvr, ẃn ɖe mnipyletd ɖ culr v ɖz scrīnz t śo ɖ sem vyz in blac n ẃît or in śêdz v red, ɖ ifct wz marcidli rdyst cmperd t ɖ orijinl grīn. Ɖs me mīn ɖt yzñ eṿgrīn spīśīz or, ptnṣ́li, īvn smʈñ az simpl az pentñ yr fns grīn mt cntribyt t its ifct.

Similrli, dzînñ yr gardn t b hayr-menṭnns so ɖt it z nt simpli smẃr t súnbeɖ in sumr me impruv ɖ beṇfiśl ifct bî incuṛjñ jntl wrcǎts. W nǒ ɖt lo-impact, pṛloñd x’sîz, sć az garḍnñ, cn brn mor caḷriz ɖn a hard-hitñ jimseśn, dspt fīlñ īzịr. It z a we v biyñ activ ɖt me apil t far mor ppl – f fr no uɖr rīzn ɖn it’s biyñ ǎtsd in ɖ freś er n z’nt az bren-numñli borñ az lcñ at ɖ flaśñ lîts v ɖ tredmil, ẃć brñz m t mî fînl pônt…

Garḍnñ z olso a clasic form v pracṭsñ mîndflnis, ẃć cn hlp t foc̣s ǎr ʈts on ɖ hir n nǎ, dstractñ s fṛm eni wuriz or stresz. It’s nt mî ʈñ, bt mîndflnis x’sîsz r wel dokmntd t hv a poẓtiv impact on mntl hlʈ, n r īvn rec̣mndd bî ɖ NHS. So dić dul, lo-menṭnns scīmz sć az hbeśs plants fr a mor abzorbñ dzîn wɖ a bacbon v eṿgrīnz, n y cd trn yr gardn intu a welcmñ, ʈeṛpytic spes.

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21/05/2022

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