Spring Gardening

Spring is finally here and gardening is an enjoyable hobby that you can do on a sunny afternoon and it will have many benefits to your diet and lifestyle. Although you may not consider this a strenuous activity, you can still be at risk for an injury or strain. Thankfully, we have some tips for you to read to help you the next time you want to garden.

-Stretch your muscles and take a light walk before you start working. Warming up can make a difference because you can loosen up and it will reduce the chances of pulling a muscle.

-Take a break! It is okay if you can’t finish planting everything in one go.

-Posture is a must. You shouldn’t be bent over while gardening for an extending period of time. Try to keep your back as straight as you can at all times.

-Use tools to dig, don’t use your hands. Use a rake or a shovel because it will make the work easier and you won’t risk hitting any sharp objects or rocks that may be buried in the ground. Use the right equipment for the right job.

-Get help if you need it. If you are getting on a ladder or can’t lift a heavy object, have someone help you.

Have fun gardening this spring and don’t forget about our helpful tips. They can be the difference between an injury or not.

Dr. Nima Patel

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