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Author of the book The Great Fitness Experiment, Charlotte Hilton Andersen has been a writer for 15 years, working for many national publications and websites, including Reader's Digest, O Magazine, Redbook, Seventeen, and SHAPE, among others. She is married and a mom to five beautiful kids, and currently trying not to go crazy in Denver.

10 Surprising Ways Gardening Is One of the Healthiest Things You Can Do

Gardening does a lot more than make your yard look nice or deliver fresh veggies. It can boost your immune system, sharpen your brain—and that's just for starters.