Working in the landscaping industry can provide fascinating and enjoyable careers that reward you with more than just a pay cheque. It can increase your longevity, immunity, and outlook on life itself through working in a natural environment rather than being glued behind a desk. Here are a few ways that joining this balanced and stimulating industry can be beneficial to you.
Improved Mental and Physical Health
By spending more time outdoors, fresh air and natural light surround your working space — no fluorescent lighting here. Your mental health will benefit from the increased oxygen intake and it will also reduce eyestrain, migraines, poor posture, and weakened blood circulation associated with office life. Physical labour — typically in the form of muscle gain, natural exposure to light, air, wind, and humidity — and increased vitamin D levels provided by working outdoors hugely impact your overall health. The latter in particular is fundamental in maintaining good overall health, as it absorbs calcium and promotes bone growth. Vitamin D also prevents chronic illnesses such as osteoporosis and heart disease. There are countless other benefits to physical labour as well, including a better overall physical posture and appetite.
Boosted Immune System
Phytoncides contain antifungal and antibacterial qualities. They also help to boost white blood cell counts, and are contained within fresh air. Physical labour outdoors, as opposed to sedentary keyboard hammering, vastly improves your immunity to illness and when combined with increased vitamin D intake can greatly reduce the chances of developing major illnesses. As it turns out, getting your hands dirty is a great way of keeping your system in peak condition.
Reduced Stress And A Better Night’s Rest
Physical labour can hugely benefit towards getting a proper night’s rest. Sure, it can be exhausting, but after a meal and a bath, you and your body will feel like you made the most of your day. You’ll be more relaxed by the time evening rolls around, and you’ll sleep more soundly because of it. Physical labour can result in greatly reduced stress levels simply through exposure to the great outdoors and hands-on task fulfillment in a natural environment.
There’s no harm in switching to a career involving physical labour that gets you outside and into the bracing freshness of nature. Should you be interested in entering the landscaping industry, know that it’ll make you a healthier, happier person in the long run and provide richly rewarding work at the same time. Check out You and Hansen to discover our values, or apply now!