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Autumn Garden Chores Don't Have to Back-breaking

Mom and Daughter in Leaves It’s time for a little autumn sprucing to beautify your yard. Whether you’re mulching, weeding, planting spring-blooming bulbs or pre-winterizing plants and trees, it’s important to take a few minutes to loosen and warm up your muscles. Before you tackle all those yard chores, check out the OCA website for excellent healthy gardening tips and tricks, particularly the “Plant and Rake Without the Ache” article.

Before-and-after Yard Work Tips

If you want to keep your yard looking spiffy without breaking your back this season, consider these helpful do’s and don’ts. Your body will thank you!

  • Do wear sunscreen
  • Do use a rake that is suitable for your height — don’t hunch over the rake
  • Do switch hands when raking to give the dominant hand a break
  • Don’t overload the yard waste bags and always bend at the knees to lift them
  • Do wear gloves when cutting down your plants in the gardens and when raking to prevent blisters
  • Do make sure to take breaks and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
  • Do be sure to stretch when you are all done

As your Barrie chiropractor, we also encourage you to come in for an adjustment to keep your spine and nervous system healthy. Regular chiropractic care can help you move better and live better. It also can help you with muscle pain and back pain that may result from yard work.

At Barrie South Chiropractic Centre, it’s our goal to help you experience optimal function, mobility and overall health not only for a season but a lifetime

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