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Planting is a real tonic for us and the planet

the Antidote to... watching TV

Planting is a brilliant way to look after yours and the planet’s health. How? Plants help improve air quality by reducing carbon dioxide levels, increasing humidity, reducing levels of certain pollutants, such as benzene and nitrogen dioxide, reducing airborne dust levels and keeping air temperatures down. Plant wherever you can…⁠

Gardening also helps with heart health, depression and reduces stress because it helps lower cortisol (the hormone associated with stress) levels.⁠
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