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Patient First tips to avoid the aches of autumn

| October 23, 2014, 01:51 PM | 0 Comments

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Patient First LogoChange is in the air.  Leaves are falling, the days seem shorter, and temperatures are cooler.  Even yard work changes as you trade the lawnmower for a rake.  The aches and pains of autumn can lead to more than a few sore muscles.

Protect yourself by warming up with a few stretches and use the right tool for the right job.  Yard work sends thousands of people to the doctor’s office every year, so ease the strain and pain by taking a few simple steps:

Patient First offers the following tips to keep yourself injury free:

  • Avoid twisting your body while raking.  Use your legs to shift your weight instead of twisting your back.
  • Lift with your legs, not your back, when moving bags of leaves or mulch.  Get help if something is too heavy to move or lift by yourself.
  • Wear work gloves to avoid blisters.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.  The temperature may be cooler but you can still get dehydrated.

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