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Tips to Prevent Back Pain When Gardening or Working in the Yard – Part 3

By August 25th, 2021No Comments

It’s that time of year, when we spend a lot of time in the yard or garden.  My book, “Knock Out Pain: Secrets to Maintaining A Healthy Back”, gives great details to help you prevent back pain during these activities.

Here are some of the tips:

1. Lifting
When lifting bags, keep your back straight and bend with your knees. Lift with your legs.

Avoid bending at the waist.

2. Avoid twisting
When raking, avoid twisting your back and stand with your feet shoulder width apart, one foot in front of the other. Try to keep your back straight.

3. Take Breaks
Taking a postural break makes it less likely that injuries will occur.

4. Ice.
Use ice for sore muscles. Ice will Decrease muscle spasms.

I hope these tips are helpful.

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