June 6 is National Gardening Exercise Day June 02, 2015 06:48

The month of June marks the official start of summer, and this season is the perfect time to start those gardening projects you’ve been thinking of all winter long. June 6th is National Gardening Exercise Day, a day recognized by “aerobic gardeners” all over America as a fun way to flex more than just their green thumbs.

Gardening has proven health benefits like improved muscle flexibility, improved cardiovascular health, and getting outside in the sunshine and working with your hands exposes you to natural vitamin D, which is a great way to boost your overall mood!

According to Jeffrey Restuccio, a gardening exercise expert consulted by Weight Watchers, many gardening/yard work activities have similar cardio benefits to other calorie burning activities. For example, trimming shrubs or trees using a power cutter can use just as much energy as walking at a moderate pace, and raking; planting seeds and shrubs can burn through as much energy as you would if you were to bike at a leisurely pace.

Switching up your regular exercise routine on this June 6th holiday in favor of this “aerobic gardening” can be a fun way to get your garden and yard looking pristine, but a great garden takes a lot of patience and dedication. For more instant gratification, let SoCal Petals, provide you with premium plants delivered right to your door.

The FTD recognized florist has a variety of plants perfect to bring the garden indoors, or to plant when the timing is right for you. One of Peachtree’s more popular foliage displays is the Schefflera Arboricola, or Dwarf Umbrella Tree. Arriving in a modern, round, graphite container,  this lush and vibrant 10’ in diameter shrub is perfect for indoors or outdoors.

The Classic Planter is another superb choice for that instant garden feel. This classic ceramic planter is perfect for a patio or sunroom without having to wait for the work from your green thumb on National Gardening Exercise Day to take hold. This arrangement is unique to the SoCal Petals and is created specifically for you at time of order based upon the freshest and highest quality foliage and blooms available at the time. When you place your order, you will be able to discuss with the talented florists about the availability and arrangement of the best greenery for this planter.

Since opening its doors, SoCal Petals has quickly established itself as California’s premier flower shop. With free Los Angeles flower delivery, commitment to excellence in both customer service and quality of product, SoCal Petals is perfect for all of your summer foliage needs whether it be to add a bit of greenery indoors or on your patio, you can place you can receive your order with easy, same-day delivery service and be enjoying it right away while waiting to enjoy the added fruits of your labor from National Gardening Exercise Day. Orders can be made online through Socal Petals’ user friendly website, by phone 888.212.0038, or stop by the California Flower flower shop to place an order in person and take advantage of daily pickup specials.

WeightWatchers.com, "Get a Garden Workout." Web. 2 Jun. 2015.