Gardening tips & tricks
Stretching before you begin your gardening is an important key in protecting your body from injury. Also stretch periodically during to help alleviate aches/pains.
For shoveling, make sure you’re using good body alignment. Be sure to lean as much of your body weight into the shovel as possible while digging. When dumping the shovel, use your whole body. Turn your whole rather than just your upper body, and not just your arms.
When pulling weeds, grab a stool or a bucket! This will save your knees, as well as your hips and back by removing pressure. If you need to lean/bend forward to pull a weed, try to sit on your “sitting bones” and keep your posture and avoid rounding your back.
When lifting heavy bags (mulch, soil, etc.) be sure to lift with your legs. Bend at your hips and knees and as you lower, keep your spine straight. Your hips and knees are stronger to handle the weight of lifting.
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