Getting the yard cleared of leaves is a lot of work. So why is it people don’t take the proper precautions to make sure that they don’t injure themselves while doing this yearly chore?
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talks about the importance of doing just that in their article, Rake Up Leaves Safely: It’s a Workout. The article includes several tips to help prevent back injuries while raking. These include:
- Pacing yourself
- Making sure bags leaf aren’t too heavy or too full
Remaining pain free after yard clean-up is a job in and of itself. And while raking leaves may seem like a simple task, it is actually a strenuous workout that includes, among other things, prolonged repetitive motion.
Read the Post-Gazette’s Rake Up Leaves Safely: A Workout to understand the toll raking can take on a person’s back and entire body.
If you have any questions or would like more information, call Zurek Chiropractic at 402-504-3434.