A Touch of Health presents: “Yardening” tips
# 1. Warm up first
Gardening can be a real workout, so warming up your muscles first is a good idea. Try a brisk five-minute walk and some stretching exercises. One relatively gentle stretch is the back flexion exercise, in which you lie down on your back, then pull both knees to your chest while bringing your head forward.
If you have back pain, then work with your physician or other health care provider to find the right stretches for you.