Get in Shape for Gardening

gardening Mar 14, 2020

Get in Shape for Gardening

Get in Shape for Gardening ...
 How Working Out Can Help You in the Garden

It's that time of year when we're getting back to the garden.  As a trainer, I see many clients with achy muscles, or worse yet, injuries from their weekend of gardening.  Don't let this be you!  Be mindful of your movements and positioning while gardening. 

I have a story about Amanda, who loves gardening in her backyard.
 
“I find it meditative, and I can leave all my worries behind me,” says Amanda, 59, an administrator in a law firm.
 
But a couple of years ago, painful arthritis began getting in the way of her favourite hobby – which requires stamina, flexibility and strength. Since exercise can relieve arthritis pain, Amanda joined a fitness studio for small group training sessions a year ago.
 
Now, not only is she strong and ready for gardening’s rigors, but she also enjoys...
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