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While many of us know that keeping fit is a vital part of leading a healthy lifestyle, purchasing a gym membership or joining an exercise class are not the only ways to keep our bodies in shape. In fact, there are several activities that we carry out in our day to day lives that can bring huge health benefits that help to improve both physical fitness as well as mental wellbeing. One of these is gardening; not only does getting out into the fresh air prove revitalising in any weather but gardening tasks such as moving the lawn, weeding flower beds and pushing a wheelbarrow all help to improve balance, flexibility, strength and wellbeing in general. Below, we’ve outlined just a few ways in which gardening can benefit your health: 
A spade digging into soil in a garden
Along with several other activities, gardening is the perfect pastime for your kids to enjoy this summer. Not only can getting out into the garden to explore help children learn more about nature’s cycles but it can also increase their environmental awareness while providing them with the opportunity to nurture new life. Sowing seeds and watching a plant flourish can give a child great satisfaction through knowing that they played a pivotal role in caring for it through each stage of its growth. Consequently, this fulfilling experience can spark their interest and inspire them to take up gardening as a regular hobby that can be enjoyed at any time of year. Below, we’ve put together a simple guide to gardening with children to help you encourage your little ones to get green-fingered this summer: 
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