Cut your grass to keep fit and feel good

Grass Cutting in Glasgow Keeps Residents Fit

One of the best ways to fight off the winter flab is to work in the garden. Keeping grass cut, hedgerows trimmed and pathways weeded takes a great deal of energy and can be quite a workout. Researchers have known for years that cutting the grass can have a dramatic effect on one’s sense of well-being, and it’s no secret that grass cutting in Glasgow and yards around the globe burns calories. Working in the garden helps us with our range of motion as we reach, bend and stretch to accomplish the upkeep.

The Mind Body Connection

Researchers have uncovered part of the reason we feel so good after cutting the grass. in 2009, the Daily Mail reported that scientific research found a chemical that is released when the grass is cut that causes us to feel relaxed and happy. So as we trudge along behind the machine, dumping grass clippings into the bin, the stress relief we feel is real. Not only that, but researches also believe that this same chemical may help keep our minds sharp and focused, slowing mental decay and improving the quality life for us in our golden years. This may explain why we have a natural proclivity for enjoying the smell of fresh cut grass. Our bodies understand that by taking a deep breath, we can ingest a larger quantity of grasses “feel good chemical.”

The study conducted over a seven year period in Australia created a perfume to mimic the smell of fresh cut grass to help people relieve stress and boost their memory. Inspired by the natural fragrances of pine woods and fresh cut lawns, researchers believe the natural chemicals and their designer copy work in the brain in the amygdala, where emotions are processed and the hippocampus, an area of the brain that is linked to memory.

Studies have shown that persons under constant stress have damage to the hippocampus, so it’s great news that a simple grass cutting in Glasgow can help counter the effects of stress and help us to relax. Not only do we benefit from this relaxation chemical, cutting our grass also gives us a sense of accomplishment. This also helps boost our emotional health and well-being.

Grass Cutting in Glasgow

Cutting grass in Glasgow may have extraordinary health benefits, but for some of us, life is too busy to take a weekend to cut the grass and care for the garden. When life gets too busy it is comforting to know that we can hire a lawn service, such as Garden Force. We can take great comfort in the knowledge that lawn care professionals can take care of the garden, but we still benefit from the smell of fresh cut grass. The piece of mind we have knowing that there is someone there to keep the garden also relieves the stress of worry so when you don’t have time to do it yourself, turn to the professionals to come do grass cutting in Glasgow for you.