Friday, March 18, 2011
Green fingers help older adults stay blooming
Green fingers could be just the thing to keep people young in spirit as they get older. Researchers from Texas A & M and Texas State Universities studied 298 people over 50. They found that people who gardened were more satisfied with their lives, were more likely to plan for the future and had more energy. They had a higher level of physical activity, were more likely to rate their health as 'good' or 'excellent' and ate more fruit and vegetables.