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The Right Moves
Using the right moves can go a long way to enabling you to plant and rake without the ache. Positioning your body correctly reduces strain on muscles and joints. So enjoy these tips to enjoy the fruit of your labour for years to come.
Alternate: Heavy, Light, Heavy, Light. That’s the right way to handle those chores.
Change Hands: Take the strain off by changing the position of your hands.
Check Your Position: And change it often. Kneel, then stand or simply sit and relax for a while.
Kneel To Plant: Use knee pads or a kneeling mat to reduce the strain while you plant and weed. Keep your back straight and stop frequently to take a break.
Rake Right: Ease the strain on your back by putting one leg in front, the other behind. Switch legs and hands from time to time.