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Gardening promotes neuroendocrine and affective restoration from stress.
J Health Psychol. 2011 Jan; 16(1):3-11.JH

Abstract

Stress-relieving effects of gardening were hypothesized and tested in a field experiment. Thirty allotment gardeners performed a stressful Stroop task and were then randomly assigned to 30 minutes of outdoor gardening or indoor reading on their own allotment plot. Salivary cortisol levels and self-reported mood were repeatedly measured. Gardening and reading each led to decreases in cortisol during the recovery period, but decreases were significantly stronger in the gardening group. Positive mood was fully restored after gardening, but further deteriorated during reading. These findings provide the first experimental evidence that gardening can promote relief from acute stress.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Wageningen University and Research Center, The Netherlands. agnes.vandenberg@wur.nlNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20522508

Citation

Van Den Berg, Agnes E., and Mariëtte H G. Custers. "Gardening Promotes Neuroendocrine and Affective Restoration From Stress." Journal of Health Psychology, vol. 16, no. 1, 2011, pp. 3-11.
Van Den Berg AE, Custers MH. Gardening promotes neuroendocrine and affective restoration from stress. J Health Psychol. 2011;16(1):3-11.
Van Den Berg, A. E., & Custers, M. H. (2011). Gardening promotes neuroendocrine and affective restoration from stress. Journal of Health Psychology, 16(1), 3-11. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105310365577
Van Den Berg AE, Custers MH. Gardening Promotes Neuroendocrine and Affective Restoration From Stress. J Health Psychol. 2011;16(1):3-11. PubMed PMID: 20522508.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Gardening promotes neuroendocrine and affective restoration from stress. AU - Van Den Berg,Agnes E, AU - Custers,Mariëtte H G, Y1 - 2010/06/03/ PY - 2010/6/5/entrez PY - 2010/6/5/pubmed PY - 2011/4/26/medline SP - 3 EP - 11 JF - Journal of health psychology JO - J Health Psychol VL - 16 IS - 1 N2 - Stress-relieving effects of gardening were hypothesized and tested in a field experiment. Thirty allotment gardeners performed a stressful Stroop task and were then randomly assigned to 30 minutes of outdoor gardening or indoor reading on their own allotment plot. Salivary cortisol levels and self-reported mood were repeatedly measured. Gardening and reading each led to decreases in cortisol during the recovery period, but decreases were significantly stronger in the gardening group. Positive mood was fully restored after gardening, but further deteriorated during reading. These findings provide the first experimental evidence that gardening can promote relief from acute stress. SN - 1461-7277 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20522508/Gardening_promotes_neuroendocrine_and_affective_restoration_from_stress_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1359105310365577?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -