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Master Gardener Tips May 27, 2024

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By Debbie Post, University of Nebraska Extension Master Gardener 

Don’t go to the gym for your workout, just head to your garden.! You’ll do leg squats and lunges when planting and weeding, not to mention keeping joints supple and lubricated. Carrying bags of soil or mulch will strengthen those upper muscle groups and core strength. Inner equilibrium and sense of balance are challenged as you maneuver in dirt and uneven surfaces. Digging, hoeing, raking, and using push mowers can be physically intense activities that not only burn calories but increase heart rate. Get in the garden, get healthy.