Ladies Garden And Work Gloves For Avid Gardeners
Protect Hands While Gardening And Workout At The Same Time!
A recent article by Nicole Glor for KnowMore.tv ..........................she quotes.....
"Those with a green thumb know that doing yard work can be a killer workout depending on what activities are being done. The National Institute Of Health lists gardening 30 to 45 minutes a day three to five times a week as moderate activity that can reduce obesity (as compared to biking five miles or walking two miles in 30 minutes). It can even burn up to 330 calories per hour."
While it's rewarding to see what has been created—whether it be an herb garden, a rock wall, or even a new fence or deck—doing physical labor outdoors can really take its toll on the body. Here are some tips on how to stay injury-free when doing exercise moves that will encompass working up a sweat in the yard:
Lift with the legs, not the back. To ensure working the body safely and effectively when lifting rocks, wood, heavy plants, or bags of dirt, lift with the legs, not with the back. Bend the knees and squat as though sitting into an imaginary chair. Hold the item close to body and stand, keeping the shoulders back and chin up the whole time. This not only protects the back, but it also means squatting more. And squatting is one of the best ways to get a great backside because it works glutes and quads!
Work both sides of the body evenly. For example, when "turning over" a garden with a pitchfork, use the legs and right arm to power the push into the dirt, then stomp the fork in deeper with the right leg and foot. Next, use the legs to squat (instead of making the arms and back do all of the work) and initiate the press down of the handle to lift the dirt. Next, use the right arm and biceps to force the dirt off the ground to flip it and mix it up. Do this 4 times on the right side and then be sure to switch to the left. This will work the muscles evenly, protecting the back, and make sure to not just rely on the dominant side.
Dress for protection. First of all, wear gardening gloves. Calluses, blisters, cuts, and splinters can put a painful stop to any outdoor projects, as well as hurt gym and fitness routines. If hands can't be used to lift weights and do push-ups for the rest of the week, the pounds may be packing on before too long. Protect any future workouts by protecting hands. Keep in mind to also be shedding clothes as the body heats up so prepare for it in advance by wearing sunscreen. And be armed with a big bottle of water to stay hydrated.
Stretch properly before reaching for any gardening tools and remember to respect the body while digging and lifting."
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