Ergonomic Gardening

carenassist

 

As spring is approaching, we thought it would be a good time to remind you of the importance of ergonomic gardening. By this we mean using proper body mechanics so you do not cause stress or pain when bending or kneeling.

With the growing popularity of eating healthier in this country, home and community gardening is one of the most popular, pleasurable, and beneficial activities in the United States.  Gardening offers many benefits in addition to producing affordable, nutritious food. Gardening strengthens our bones, muscles and cardiovascular systems. It builds stamina, lubricates our joints, and improves our motor abilities and helps us burn calories. However, if not performed properly can cause minor to serious injuries. Here are a couple of tips to help keep you injury free and enjoying your garden in the months to come.

When bending or squatting, keep your knees flexed to utilize your strong leg…

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