Q.It’s gardening time, but I always seem to hurt something when I get started. Any suggestions?
I’d like some tomatoes please! Gardening aches and pains are very common, as many don’t treat gardening as the workout that it is; especially after a long winter of sitting around (not you, I know). Be sure to warm up for 5-10 minutes and perform some light stretches for your neck/shoulders/back before you start. Please use some common sense – don’t carry those large bags of fertilizer, soil or mulch without help or a wheelbarrow. Try not to bend over too much or kneel on both knees without some padding (or a small cart/bench). Take frequent breaks and change positions. Also don’t try to get everything done in one day – God willing we’ll have a few nice days to work with.
Sometimes activity aggravated those nagging problems we haven’t dealt with – maybe you should consult with a physical therapist to see what you can do help those old injuries!
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