How to Rake Leaves – Protecting Your Back

A quick guide on how to save your back while raking your yard this autumn season 😉

  1. 🚫NEVER bend over and twist. If you have to bag leaves, get down on one knee.
  2. 🖐️SWITCH HANDS. Yes, use both hands on top of the rake while raking. This will ensure both sides of your back muscles get the same work-out.
  3. 🚫 DO NOT reach with the rake. Simply go to the spot you wish to pick up and walk along while raking.
  4. 🏋️‍♂️ LIFT WITH YOUR LEGS. If you need to lift or throw bags of leaves, use your legs as much as possible. This puts less strain on your low back.
  5. 💧TAKE BREAKS. If you are getting tired, take a 5-10 minute break. Let your muscles relax while you grab a drink of water.

And remember to enjoy it! Winter is coming soon enough
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