Gardening Safety for Seniors: Quick Tips!
Avoid pain and injury by watching the video below on gardening safety for seniors. You’ll find that there are specific movement techniques to use when working around the house or gardening, and especially when lifting, pulling, or pushing.
Kathryn Eyring, Monica Alexa, and Michelle Hyde of the Aging Gracefully TV Team show how to prevent back pain by keeping the back straight and bending the knees – probably more than you would think.
Besides moving correctly, there are gardening tools that simply make work easier. The Aging Gracefully TV Team shows a couple of “must-have” tools. Click here for an article from AARP on gardening tools, too.
Functional Movement Classes Taught by Kathryn Eyring
“When I teach Strength & Balance classes, I teach functional movement and cognitive exercises at the same time. Everything learned in class (online using Zoom) can be applied throughout the day with movement around the house and garden.”
If you’re looking for an online exercise class (that accepts Silver Sneakers!) feel free to reach out by email at Info@AgingGracefully.TV.
If you’re just someone who loves gardening, you’ll enjoy this article and video on 7 Reasons Gardening is Healthy that was published last month on Aging Gracefully TV. Take a full tour of Kathryn’s garden!
Please share your thoughts in the comment box below…
Do you practice proper bending techniques around the house and garden?
Do you get outside for plenty of sunshine and Vitamin D?
What’s your favorite outdoor activity?