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!   

   

Break a Sweat and Get Garden Fit

Buff Gardeners are GardenWise

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! 

 

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!