Health Tip: Growing a Garden

View the Fat-Fighting Foods Slideshow

(HealthDay News) -- Growing a garden offers many healthy benefits, from eating fresher produce to getting regular physical activity.

The New York State Department of Health offers these gardening tips:

  • Build raised garden beds with clean, deep soil and untreated wood.
  • Protect your hands with gloves.
  • Before coming inside, brush yourself of any soil.
  • When finished in the garden, wash with soap and water.
  • Supervise small children to make sure they don't eat soil or put dirty objects in their mouths.
  • Protect yourself with sunscreen and a hat.

-- Diana Kohnle

Copyright © 2014 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Subscribe to MedicineNet's Weight Loss/Healthy Living Newsletter

By clicking Submit, I agree to the MedicineNet's Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of MedicineNet's subscriptions at any time.

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors