With Coronavirus putting a damper on spring sports and a busy graduation season, for many of us, our schedules are less full. With more free time, comes more opportunities to work outside in the garden or the yard or do some spring cleaning in the garage or home. Gardening and yard work allows the benefits of being outside and getting some exercise too while maintaining social distance and staying healthy and safe.
Safe Gardening and Spring Cleaning
- Stretch First. Even simple yard work can create an injury if a muscle is over-worked.
- Don’t Twist. Be careful to not over-reach or twist your back while doing those outside chores.
- Be Careful When Lifting. Spring cleaning may mean heavy lifting. Try to get another person to assist in the lift, and remember to lift with your legs, not your back.
- Use the Right Tools. Having the right equipment or tools for the job will make it easier, more enjoyable, and save you from unnecessary back or neck pain. Invest in the right tools to do the job safely!
- Get Adjusted. By getting chiropractic adjustments on a regular basis, your spine health will be at your optimum!
Most importantly, get outside to get moving often! Being outside in nature is healing and great for your overall well-being.
“Nature, time, and patience are three great physicians.”
Reach out to the Caspers Chiropractic team if you have questions or concerns. We are here for you! You can reach us in Hutchinson at 320-587-2292, or Shakopee at 952-977-9933. You can also click here to schedule an appointment. We’re ready to help! For more health tips and insight, follow the Caspers Facebook page.