National Gardening Exercise Day is Sunday, June 6!

 

Sunday is National Gardening Exercise Day, and many who have a passion for maintaining our gardens know that working with plants is good for us both physically and mentally.  

Gardening is a moderate, and sometimes strenuous form of exercise that incorporates many important elements of exercise regimes, such as stretching,  repetition of movement, and even resistance principles similar to weight training, while expending calories. It’s important to remember to warm up your muscles by stretching a bit before gardening.  We should also use proper techniques for lifting objects, bending, and carrying — don’t forget to bend with your knees!  You don’t want to end up in your bedroom on a beautiful Sunday morning with a pulled back muscle. 

Unlike many exercise options, when keeping up with a growing garden, you can be involved in what you’re doing, stay healthy, AND still take time to smell the roses!   

   

2 thoughts on “National Gardening Exercise Day is Sunday, June 6!

  1. Well said! Light stretching and a low intensity version of whatever activity you do for exercises is recommended by American Council on Exercise for warming up. If you, in general, develop strong core muscles and also stretch the muscles around the hips (hamstrings, quads, inner and outer thighs) you can increase your chances of working pain free. The pelvis and hips are the foundation for pain free body posture.

    Anne

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