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Reap the Benefits of Gardening

Burn Serious Calories and Prevent Cancer

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  • To prevent muscle soreness, back pain, and repetitive strain injuries, warm up before starting and cool down after you are finished by walking and stretching.
  • Use steady, smooth motions to avoid injury.
  • Protect yourself from the sun by wearing sunscreen, long-sleeved shirts and pants, and a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, especially if the temperature and humidity are high.
  • When picking up tools or lifting bags of soil, bend your knees and keep your back straight.
Happy Gardening!
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