"More people are becoming ill with diseases carried by ticks and mosquitoes, biting pests that arrive with warmer weather, says Consumer Reports. The annual number of these infections, such as Lyme disease and West Nile virus, reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more than tripled between 2004 and 2016 in the U.S. But before you spray your yard with pesticides, opt for effective yet less drastic methods."
"Gardening can boost your productivity and creativity right away, and may even reduce your risk of developing dementia later in life," Heather Hausenblas writes. U.S. News & World Report gives five reasons getting out in the dirt can improve one's health.