More “Yardening” tips from A Touch of Health
Yardening Tip # 2: Lift carefully.
It’s easy to lift heavy pots, bushes, and full watering cans incorrectly and damage your back. To lift correctly, begin by squatting, not bending at your waist. Use both hands to hold the object, keeping it close to your body.
Depending on your back problem, some jobs that involve heavy lifting and twisting may be best left to others. A massage therapist can help to eliminate lower back pain.