Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring Flinging it!

Record breaking snow with record breaking snow melts, gets you a whole lot of mud! This year, when you start to pull the weeds, turn the dirt, power wash the house, walkway, or patio, or even open up your pool, remember a few simple steps before your start Spring Flinging it:

  • Good Mechanics today keeps Physical Therapy away.

  • Bend at the hips and knees, not at your back; keep feet shoulder width apart

  • Lead with your feet! Avoid twisting and bending at the same time, keep your body togeether as one unit, shoulders and hips rotate together.

  • When lifting, squat down, hold the item close to your belly button, and then stand

  • Position yourself close to the work whether standing or sitting; avoid straining forward at the neck or waist

  • Waste containers with wheels that make it easier to move from place to place, saving your back.

  • Rolling stools, long-handled tools and pads help to avoid pain from bending, kneeling, and reaching.

  • Pull weeds when the ground is wet, its a whole lot easier......, go get em now!!

  • Mulch your leaves before you rake them -- it will reduce the number of times you need to bend and stoop, and it’s good for your winter lawn

Just a few weeks ago, peeking over the 6 foot banks of snow made spring seem so distant...but here we are....get out and go get em....

From the folks where "Bodies Under Repair" is all we do!

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Spring Flinging it!