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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...