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Gardening Relief: Back and Shoulder Stretches

Gardening in the same position for too long can strain your muscles and joints. Try these back and shoulder stretches for instant relief.



“Gardener’s Fitness” by Barbara Pearlman provides a complete guide to keeping fit and staying healthy while making your garden grow.
Cover Courtesy Taylor Publishing
Gardening without occasional time-outs can potentially tax your muscles and joints; this is true even if you’re agile and limber. Follow this rule of thumb (green or otherwise): From time to time stop gardening and start stretching.
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