Gardening and flowers good for keeping fit and for keeping the mood up: Dr Bedi
Says Flowers are a burst of sunshine in our lives – they are a part of food and medicine
In these otherwise trying and depressing times it is important to take steps to keep fit and also to stay free from an insidious enemy – depression.
Stating this Dr Harinder Singh Bedi – Director Cardio Vascular Sciences at the Ivy Hospital Mohali – told that one must take the lockdown in a positive way.
Taking his own case – he stated that after a long time he has found the time to smell the flowers and appreciate the beauty of nature.
Also, the absence of a paid gardener (maali) is a good excuse to take up gardening – this is a good exercise in itself and seeing flowers and plants responding to love and care is a unique experience in itself.
“Flowers are a burst of sunshine in our lives – they are a part of food and medicine”, he said, adding, “Flowers always make a person feel happier.”