This fall it is important to keep your adjustment in place. With the start of fall so starts the fall cleanup, but excessive yard pickup can cause major strain on your body.
It is important to keep proper form while cleaning your yard. Pain in the neck, back, and shoulders brings many people into our office during the fall. This pain can be caused by poor posture and improper techniques. Always remember to keep your back straight while picking up leaves or branches. If you do not keep a straight back, then you are putting unnecessary strain and could injure yourself. Remember to always lift with your legs when picking up heavy objects. Appropriate shoes will help your physical activity as well.
Like any other time you are about to embark on strenuous activity, you should always warm up first. Warming up your body will help prepare your muscles. Light stretches will loosen your muscles, prevent straining, and help circulation throughout your body.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and yard work doesn’t have to be completed in a day. Make sure you take breaks while doing yard work. Don’t push your body too far or you could injure yourself. Visit us at McKolosky Chiropractic for more tips and information.