Precautions To Take Before You Rake

Posted: May. 20th, 2011  |  By JustLuxe Team

It’s time to get out in the yard and garden. It’s time to make them look fantastic, but before you pick up that rake and start raking there are a few things to know so you can avoid hurting your back.

Experts say to make sure to take caution and don’t jump into the summer activities too fast because after a long winter rest jumping in to fast can cause back pain. “When it comes to gardening and back pain, your body may need a few weeks after the long winter to become accustomed again to the physical stresses of gardening, such as squatting, twisting, lifting and digging” said Dr. David Wang, a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine in Mclean, VA, in a news release.

Let’s prevent this back pain and use these few tips to all stay healthy for the summer.

  • Take it slow
  • Warm up
  • Consider Body Position
  • Take Breaks
  • Use Proper Equipment
  • Stretch