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Gardening Tips for Spring

Zoe Fairweather - Monday, October 12, 2015 | Comments (0)
  • Be sure to plan all activities before you start - have your equipment within easy reach

  • Rotate frequently between 2 or 3 different tasks whilst gardening. This helps to reduce the risk of repetitive strain injury.

  • Prepare your body as if you were warming up to exercise. Start off slowly and give your body time to ease into the task.

  • Use both sides of your body. For example, alternate between your left and right sides when using a shovel.

  • If it looks too heavy, it probably is! Get someone to help you move heavy / awkward items. If you can’t tilt it easily you shouldn’t lift it.

  • When you lift, keep your back straight, bend your hips and knees, and tighten your tummy.

  • Be aware not to get too fatigued. Plan regular rest breaks and stay well hydrated.

  • Have a chiropractic check up before you start your attack on the garden.

 

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