yard workout: Tips for working in your garden


Yard workout
Digging in the dirt beats sweating in the gym any day

By Diane Hart
First published in Chatelaine’s May 2003 issue.
© Diane Hart

Tips for working in your garden

• Wear sunscreen and a broad-brimmed hat to protect your skin from burning.
• Keep a pitcher of water handy to rehydrate often.
• Don comfortable clothing to make moving easier.
• Rest between activities.
• Put on garden gloves to save your hands and nails from dryness and cuts.
• Sharpen tools often to make your work easier.
• Watch your posture to avoid injury.
  • Intro
  • Basic stretch
  • Lift a wheelbarrow
  • Dig with a trowel
  • Mow the lawn
  • Prune a tree
  • Trim your hedges
  Tips for working in your garden
  • Grow your own herbs
  • Pot luck
  • Your complete gardening guide
  • More workouts in Sweat Central
  • Swap gardening tips in our Home + garden forum
  • Garden guru Yvonne Cunnington: April 14 to 18

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