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Seniors Spring care

Spring is here!  Time to get your garden and yourself in shape here are some helpful tips!

Working outdoors in the garden can be very relaxing and is a great way to get some good exercise. Its important not to overdo things and taking some simple yet important steps can be vital to keeping yourself healthy and safe. When performing any activity but especially gardening activity which be physical in nature it is a good idea to take a few minutes to do some simple stretching exercises. It is also a good idea to bend properly to avoid stress to the back and knees. Using a kneeling pad or a gardening bench is often a good choice. Care should be taken when lifting so as not to cause unnecessary strain. Frequent breaks should be taken in order to avoid becoming fatigued, make sure to also drink plenty of water. Clothing should be appropriate for the weather, and sunscreen always should be used. Make sure instructions are followed on all equipment, fertilizers and lawn chemicals, and always take care to put supplies away safely after the job is done.