Gardens Give Good . . . Exercise!
Get Fit While You Garden
Many who have a passion for gardening know that working with plants can be good for us both physically and mentally. Gardening can be a moderate, and sometimes strenuous form of exercise that incorporates many important elements of accepted exercise regimes, such as stretching, repetition and movement, and even resistance principles similar to weight training, while burning calories.
It’s important to be sure to warm up your muscles by stretching a bit before gardening. It’s also very important to use proper techniques for lifting objects, bending, or carrying — bend with your knees! You don’t want to end up indoors on a beautiful summer day with a pulled back muscle!
Unlike many exercise options, when keeping up with a growing garden, you can stay fit while taking the time to smell the roses!