Your Body in the Garden
An Ergonomic Approach to Gardening
Garden Club Presentations and Workshops
by Susan Guest
Gardening sparks creativity, heightens your senses, is relaxing, and connects you with nature. Gardening is a good form of functional fitness. When done correctly, gardening is a safe and healthy activity that gets you moving on different levels, and at different intensities.
Gardening is demanding on the body. Raking, pushing, pulling, lots of bending. There are times when you are working your muscles and getting stronger, and times when you are straining your muscles or joints and even getting injured. Learn a variety of ways to work in the garden that provides more ease.
Your Body in the Garden Presentation
This is a lively presentation with some audience participation. Susan provides educational, practical information to create Long Lasting Gardeners! Members learn about ergonomic tools, modifications, time management, and other strategies for maintaining health and vigor.
Meet Me in the Garden Workshop
In this workshop, done inside or outside, Susan helps evaluate gardeners, providing strategies, tips and exercises to increase strength. Workshops can cover these topics: Ergonomic tools, Warming up exercises, Bending Over Strategies, Protecting your knees, Using Tools- bracing, leverage, alternating sides.
These programs get you ready for the gardening season.