Gardening Tips in Temple Hills

Gardening Tips in Temple Hills

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Springtime is here! Many of us will spend more time outside planting bulbs, mowing the lawn and yes, pulling weeds. Gardening is a great workout, but with all the bending, twisting, reaching and pulling, your body may not be quite ready for that type of exercise.

When gardening, it is important to stretch your muscles before reaching for your gardening tools. The back, upper legs, shoulders, and wrists are all major muscle groups affected when gardening.

Remember, warming up and cooling down is as important in gardening as it is for any other physical activity. Performing simple stretches will help alleviate muscle pain after a day spent gardening.

Garden Fitness Stretch Tip:

Before stretching for any activity, breathe in and out, slowly and rhythmically; do not bounce or jerk your body. Stretch as far and as comfortably as you can. Do not follow the no pain, no gain rule. Stretching should not be painful.

Remember, prevention is key.

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