Health Tip: Work Your Muscles While Gardening
(HealthDay News) -- Gardening is an enjoyable way to get physical activity and tone your muscles.
The American Council on Exercise suggests how to tone up while working in the garden:
Start off slowly to avoid soreness and injury.
Work in your garden for 30 minutes to an hour at a time at least three times per week.
Turn your compost pile and pull weeds by hand to work your upper body muscles.
Use hoeing and raking to strengthen your upper body and trunk.
Dig in the dirt to work your thigh muscles.
Use a push mower to get in a cardiovascular workout.
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