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Spring Raking Tips - Prevention is Key

With Spring in full swing, it is time to clean up all the yard. Raking grass can be a lot of fun but unfortunately on occasion we can experience injury as a result of a lot of raking. With repetitive bending to reach over and rake, back and shoulder injuries can ensue. These injuries can be a real set back when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In order to prevent injury follow these simple useful tips: 1. Gentle warm up prior to activity. Some gentle back bends and trunk rotation stretches can warm up muscles so that they are “ready” for the activity. take 2-3 minutes of slowly flexing, extending and rotating your trunk while seated or standing to warm up. 2. Evaluate the amount

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