Friday, October 28, 2016

Antidotes to Needing Urgent Care: Proper Raking Posture and Stretching

This fall, your hands will be full–with leaves. This is why you must prepare yourself for some heavy duty raking. Though yard work allows you to stretch your body, increase oxygen flow and tone up some muscles, it can expose those same muscles to injury.

Raking, bagging, mulching, and other movements requisite to getting the job done can strain your back, neck, shoulders, arms, and legs. If you don’t prepare physically for the task, you may end up seeking urgent care in Puyallup.

Proper Stretching

Before wielding the rake, warm up and do some stretching, either inside or outside the house. Your muscles will then loosen up and your body will acclimate to the relevant motions needed.

When conditioning your upper back, straighten your arms out in front of you and clasp your hands together. Pull the shoulder blades apart gently before bending your head forward. Read more from this blog:

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