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.
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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.