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April 15, 2016 |  written by IVX Health

How Gardening Improves Your Health

Whether you've never even considered starting a garden or have been greening your thumb for years, you might be pleasantly surprised to find out that gardening can improve your health.  Read on to find out how. Gardening Reduces Stress You've probably heard anecdotal evidence, but scientific studies have actually shown that gardening reduces stress better than many other activities.  The combination of exercise and fresh air bring your mind and body into the present moment.  As a bonus, some studies show that feelings of awe, especially toward nature, reduce inflammation in the body. Gardening Boosts Your Immune System Using the same tools, gardening also can have a positive effect on your immune system.  The benefits of fresh air combined with Vitamin D from sunlight.  There's also some research that indicates that contact with the earth balances our bodies' free radicals in order to reduce inflammation and improve energy and overall health. Gardening Improves Your Diet There's no better way to get fresh produce than straight from your own garden.  There's nothing quite so satisfying as popping a cherry tomato into your mouth straight from the vine or digging into a salad composed of your own homegrown greens.  Even better, you can plant exactly what your body needs.  For instance, the following herbs and vegetables are known to reduce inflammation (a trigger for both chronic and acute illnesses). Asparagus Broccoli Cauliflower Lavender Basil Thyme Oregano Cucumber Zucchini Radishes Spinach Improve Your Health with IVX Health Whether you receive regular IV infusions as part of your treatment plan for chronic illness or you’re looking to boost your immune system with a Myers’ Cocktail, IVX Health offers the best of all worlds when it comes to outpatient IV therapy. With the warmth of a spa-like setting and the comforts of home without having to entertain medical professionals, you can receive IV treatment at IVX Health while catching up on your favorite TV shows on our HDTVs, digging into the latest hit novel on our eReaders, or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room.  We’ll even provide refreshments. We also understand the demands of a busy schedule, so we offer appointments during days, evenings and on Saturdays at three convenient locations on either side of the state line in Kansas City (MO), Independence and Overland Park. If you’re ready to experience the difference IVX Health can make in your life, give us a call at any of our locations.

Whether you’ve never even considered starting a garden or have been greening your thumb for years, you might be pleasantly surprised to find out that gardening can improve your health.  Read on to find out how.

How Gardening Improves Your Health. Photo by Jean-noël Lafargue, via Wikimedia Commons)

Gardening provides a wealth of benefits beyond fresh produce. Read on to find out how gardening can improve your health. (Photo by Jean-noël Lafargue, via Wikimedia Commons.)

Gardening Reduces Stress

You’ve probably heard anecdotal evidence, but scientific studies have actually shown that gardening reduces stress better than many other activities.  The combination of exercise and fresh air bring your mind and body into the present moment.  As a bonus, some studies show that feelings of awe, especially toward nature, reduce inflammation in the body.

Gardening Boosts Your Immune System

Using the same tools, gardening also can have a positive effect on your immune system.  The benefits of fresh air combined with Vitamin D from sunlight.  There’s also some research that indicates that contact with the earth balances our bodies’ free radicals in order to reduce inflammation and improve energy and overall health.

Gardening Improves Your Diet

There’s no better way to get fresh produce than straight from your own garden.  There’s nothing quite so satisfying as popping a cherry tomato into your mouth straight from the vine or digging into a salad composed of your own homegrown greens.  Even better, you can plant exactly what your body needs.  For instance, the following herbs and vegetables are known to reduce inflammation (a trigger for both chronic and acute illnesses).

  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Lavender
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Cucumber
  • Zucchini
  • Radishes
  • Spinach

Improve Your Health with IVX Health

Whether you receive regular IV infusions as part of your treatment plan for chronic illness or you’re looking to boost your immune system with a Myers’ Cocktail, IVX Health offers the best of all worlds when it comes to outpatient IV therapy.

With the warmth of a spa-like setting and the comforts of home without having to entertain medical professionals, you can receive IV treatment at IVX Health while catching up on your favorite TV shows on our HDTVs, digging into the latest hit novel on our eReaders, or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room.  We’ll even provide refreshments.

We also understand the demands of a busy schedule, so we offer appointments during days, evenings and on Saturdays at three convenient locations on either side of the state line in Kansas City (MO), Independence and Overland Park. If you’re ready to experience the difference IVX Health can make in your life, give us a call at any of our locations.

Treatment at IVX Health

If biologics like Remicade, Actemra or Orencia  are a part of your chronic illness treatment plan, then consider choosing IVX Health for your ongoing care needs. IVX Health makes it possible to receive your therapy in a comfortable, convenient, and private environment.

With a private suite for every patient, you can watch your favorite Netflix show or movie on the big screen TV in each room, use a laptop or other mobile device to surf the web, or simply hang out with family and friends. We always have chairs for guests, and each center has a family room that is spacious and private if you need to bring your kids to your treatment. We also offer flexible appointment scheduling – including evenings and Saturdays – at any of our convenient locations.

At IVX Health, we truly are invested in helping you live your best life. If you’re ready to experience a new kind of infusion clinic, click here to learn how to move your infusion or injection therapy to IVX Health.

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