Advice for Gardeners

Posted on March 22, 2016
Archive : March 2016
Category : News

Advice for Gardeners!

With Spring rapidly approaching, you may be thinking about getting out in the garden again. Before you do, here are a few hints to help prevent back pain;

  • Warm up before starting- try some gentle mobility exercises and stretches to increase your flexibility and stimulate blood flow to your muscles.
  • Try to vary what you are doing- alter your position regularly and take regular breaks.
  • When lifting, bend from the knees and keep your back straight, try to avoid twisting when carrying weight.
  • Keep objects close to your body when lifting and use a wheel barrow where possible.
  • When you have finished run through some gentle stretches as a cool down to prevent aching and stiffness afterwards.