Cardiovascular activity helps keep your body healthy. Credit: Shutterstock

29. Cardiovascular Activity

Gardening is considered to be one of the best cardiovascular activities that you could ever do. The definition of cardiovascular fitness is “the ability of the heart and lungs to supply oxygen-rich blood to the working muscle tissues, and the ability of the muscles to use oxygen to produce energy for movement.” It is incredibly important for you to get cardiovascular activity into your routine if you want to live a long and healthy life.

Planting in the garden is a great way to get cardio. Credit: Shutterstock

Getting any form of outdoor exercise like running or jogging is also great cardio, but gardening can be, too. Just by going outside and getting your gardening done, you are breathing in fresh air and getting that movement that is going to make your heart and muscles healthier than they were before. More often than not, people enjoy gardening a lot more than a monotonous walk on a treadmill, because at least you are accomplishing something while you work.