Mow the lawn to relieve stress and boost memory.

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Here’s another reason to do your chores. A recent study found that mowing your lawn is good for your brain.

The smell of grass is stimulating and gives your memory a boost, helping older adults keep their mind sharp. The physical aspects of lawn mowing also release a chemical that is said to relieve stress.

Here are some tips to keep you safe from injury while mowing the lawn:

  • Use a stick-like item (not hands or feet) to remove debris in lawnmowers.
  • Add fuel before starting the engine, not when it is running or hot.
  • Stay away from the engine cover – it can easily burn flesh.
  • Wear sturdy shoes and long pants.
  • Remove stones, toys and other objects from the lawn before you start mowing.
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