Gardening Safely – A Reminder
Whereas we are able to backyard right here all yr spherical, March is when issues begin to decide up once more for many of us. Backyard cleansing, division, planting, transplanting, pruning and different actions invite us to our gardens.
My physique jogs my memory that the time spent bending, lifting, crouching and stretching that accompanies these actions is one thing I’ve to work my approach by means of and get used to once more for the approaching season. .
One strategy to cope with the rise in these actions within the spring is to fluctuate the sorts of issues I do every day and whereas working. Crucial jobs to do in my gardens now are cleansing and transplanting. This implies crouching, bending over and kneeling all the way down to get all the way down to the place the motion is.
None of those actions are welcomed by my arthritic again and knees. I’m going from kneeling to bending after which squatting with some frequency. Completely different factories require working at completely different heights, so I fluctuate my work accordingly to vary positions. This eases pressure and gives some relaxation.