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A Work Out In Your Garden: Try Our Garden Club Quiz

Lynn Coulter
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You don’t have to do jumping jacks to get health benefits from gardening. But since being outdoors improves mood and mental health, too, you might feel like it!


How did you do on our last quiz? The answers were: 1. leaf buds; 2. break; and 3. acorn squash.

This week, test your smarts on how gardening keeps you healthy. Send us your guesses on our questions below, and good luck!

1.  The Centers for Disease Control calls gardening a “______ cardiovascular exercise.”

a. moderate

b. mild

c. strenuous

d. insignificant

2. Want to lose weight? The National Institute of Health recommends 30 to 45 minutes of gardening ____to_____ times a week.

3. In a 2011 study,  participants spent 30 minutes reading, and 30 minutes working in their gardens. True or false: gardening reduced their level of cortisol, a stress hormone, more than reading.


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