• Growing pains?: How to stop yourself getting injured while gardening - from essential exercises to the perfect posture

    3 days ago - By The Guardian

    Bending to dig, twisting to prune and carrying heavy loads can all mean gardeners end up with unnecessary aches. Here are some expert tips to keep you healthy as your garden blooms One of the reasons gardening is such good exercise is that the sheer joy of it disguises how hard you're working, so you end up exerting yourself more than you would at the gym. Scientific studies demonstrate this - not that I need proof. When I manage to steal a moment to prune a tangle of triffids, I have trouble stopping. Before I know it, I've been waving a chainsaw aloft on a pole for four hours. The only...
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