Spring is a great time to get outside and garden. But the bending and lifting can be hard on your body. Make sure that you stretch and warm up prior to getting in the garden! Here are some great stretches for the garden:
- Stand and balance yourself on one foot. Grab your ankle from behind and pull your heel towards your buttocks. Hold the stretch for at least 30 seconds. Release and switch legs.
- Weave your fingers together and press your palms towards the sky. Lean to one side and then slowly to the other. Hold for at least 15 seconds on each side.
- Put your arms around yourself and "hug" yourself. Rotate back and forth to each side slowly.
- Finally, chiropractic care can help!