ScienceDaily: Getting Dirty May Lift Your Mood
If you're feeling depressed, get out and get dirty! Go and dig your garden with your hands;
Dr Chris Lowry, lead author on the paper from Bristol University, said: "These studies help us understand how the body communicates with the brain and why a healthy immune system is important for maintaining mental health. They also leave us wondering if we shouldn't all be spending more time playing in the dirt."
Getting dirty is good for you so long as the ground hasn't been infected by dogs poo etc.