In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week (9th – 15th), we’ve been thinking about the many ways to switch off and de-stress, and we think there’s nothing more powerful than getting outside and spending time in your garden. That’s why we’ve launched the Mow For Your Mind campaign, to help everyone recognise the importance of simply spending time outdoors, tending to your space and, of course, mowing your lawn!
While gardening has been proven to reduce stress and the symptoms of anxiety and depression and improve your mood, mowing the lawn alone can have some pretty significant effect on your mental health and wellbeing. We’ve put together five top ways simply mowing the lawn and spending time out in the great outdoors can improve your mental health:
- Relax and unwind
Mowing the lawn gives you the chance to take time out from the busyness of modern life and provides a moment to clear your mind.
- Reduce stress levels
When mowing the lawn, our bodies release less cortisol and more natural endorphins, which promotes happy thoughts and feelings.
- Improve your mood
Taking regular exercise outdoors in the garden can help to improve the symptoms of mild anxiety and depression.
- A better sleep
The combination of fresh air & exercise when mowing your lawn, especially in the afternoon or early evening, can improve sleep quality.
- Connect with nature
Taking in your outdoor surroundings and observing the beauty of nature is proven to boost wellbeing.
As part of the Mow For Your Mind campaign, we’ve also pledged to donate 10% of our total sales from our award-winning MX3440V lawnmower, between 4th and 15th May, to the wonderful mental health charity, Mind!
The MX3440V model is the perfect choice for mindful mowing as it’s cordless and battery powered, meaning it is quieter than most, so you can tend to your lawn with less noise, delivering a truly peaceful mowing experience that will leave you with a lawn you can be proud to call your own!
Plus, with five cutting heights available, between 25cm and 75cm, you can perfectly cut your lawn throughout the year, keeping it healthy and looking vibrant. It’s 40V Lithium-ion battery also provides the power to take the backache out of mowing, keeping you relaxed while enjoying your time to switch-off.
What are you waiting for? Get out in the garden today with your lawnmower and make the most of nature’s healing powers!