With s;pring around the corner (not really after 30cm of snow here in TO) this is a great reminder on how to enjoy gardening by employing ergonomic principals. We shall reblog this. OPC

The Oaks Chiropractic

Photo credit: www.ergonomic-info.comWe’re super excited to be participating in the Lake Houston Home & Garden Show this coming weekend (Feb. 16 & 17)!  And with that event in mind (and the fact that Spring is right around the corner), we thought it wise to share some helpful gardening ergonomic tips.

Now you may have heard about or are even conscientious about practicing proper workplace/office ergonomics: sitting in the correct position, feet flat, eyes at proper level on computer screen, etc.  But how many of you think about it when you’re gardening?  Whether you have quite the green thumb or you simply pull a few weeds in your flower beds now and then, you still need to make sure you’re implementing ergonomic practices.  Some helpful tips include…

  • Before you begin, stretch for 10 minutes (this may seem silly, but this is a physical task, just like any other that utilizes various muscle groups)

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