I mean, it’s therapeutic. Something about the repetitive task that allows you to zone out. Or zone in. Whatever.

I am all for gardening and yard work as a part of the plan for boosting physical wellbeing. That shit’s good for you in so many ways.

But gardening and yard work on their own is probably not enough to physically get you what you want to do in 30 or 40 years. Getting off the toilet, climbing the stairs with conviction, carrying groceries…

Unless your yard work includes a fair bit of chopping wood and lifting heavy objects, it’s not enough.

Even if, right now, it feels like it is.