Exercise is essential to good health. Many people avoid it because it doesn't seem to have a purpose. The key is turning every day activities into a form of exercise that allows them to accomplish something tangible. If you own a home, yard work and gardening are activities that need to be done on a regular basis.
Treat Yard Work and Gardening Like Exercise
Yard work and gardening are good exercise. Pulling weeds, mowing your lawn, and raking leaves are all excellent forms of exercise that allow you to stretch, reach, lift, and pull. The more you perform each task, the stronger you become.
Take Frequent Breaks
Yard and gardening can be quite taxing on the body, especially if you have a large lawn and garden. Take frequent breaks and have plenty of fresh water close at hand so you can stay sufficiently hydrated. The best part of yard work and gardening is you get to see the results of all your hard work. Taking frequent breaks allows you to admire your work and help make sure you don’t work your body too hard.
Don't Overdo It
As with any type of work, don't overdo it. Schedule your yard work and gardening over several days. This will keep you from doing too much at one time. Much like exercise, schedule your time in the yard in 30- to 45-minute blocks. This will ensure you get your work done and prevent you from doing too much at one time.
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