Category Archive: Gardening

Jun
11

Health and safety tips for gardeners: Part 2 of 2

Photo 2 - Knees to Chest Stretch

Health and Safety Tips For Gardeners with Disabilities: Part 2 of 2 Summer is finally here and gardeners in northeast PA are anxiously working in their gardens and enjoying the fruits of their labor. Last week, Health & Exercise Forum presented tips for gardeners for preventing hand and arm injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. …

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Jun
04

Health and safety tips for gardeners: Part 1 of 2

Photo 2 - Overhead Arm Stretch

Health and Safety Tips for Gardeners: Part 1 of 2. Prevention of Hand Injuries Associated with Gardening Memorial Day, the “kick off” day for gardening in NEPA without the fear of frost, was only one week ago, so it is not too late to get started. While gardeners are anxious to work in their gardens …

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May
07

Lyme disease precautions for outdoor activities

LYME DISEASE! OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS BE AWARE! “Health & Exercise Forum” regularly promotes active lifestyles and outdoor activities. However, being one with nature is not without its risks and attracting ticks which can lead to Lyme disease is one of them. Over the last few years, I have been amazed by how many ticks I find …

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Jun
02

Gardening Health & Safety Part 1 of 2: Gardening with Disabilities

Standing Extension

Health and Safety Tips for Gardeners: Gardening with Disabilities Summer is finally here and gardeners in northeast PA are anxious work in their gardens and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Last week, Health & Exercise Forum presented tips for gardeners for preventing hand and arm injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. This week’s column …

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May
26

Gardening Health & Safety Part 1 of 2: Prevent Hand Injuries

Overhead Stretch

Health and Safety Tips for Gardeners: Prevention of Hand Injuries Associated with Gardening Today is Memorial Day and for many it is the official first day of planting a vegetable garden in NEPA without fear of frost. While gardeners are anxious to work in their gardens and enjoy the fruits of their labor, a relaxing and enjoyable …

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Jul
02

Lawn Care Safety

My wife, Esther, loves to work in the yard! As a Pennsylvania Dutch girl growing up in Lebanon, PA, caring for plants and animals was an integral part of daily life. As for me, I am her loyal assistant cutting grass, mulching, planting, landscaping etc. I too, love the outdoors but I enjoy golfing, running, …

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Jun
06

Prevent Injuries in the Garden: Part 2. Tips for Gardening with Disabilities.

Summer is finally here and gardeners in northeast PA are anxious work in their gardens and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Last week, this column presented tips for gardeners for preventing hand and arm injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. This week’s column is dedicated to prevention of lower back and lower body injuries …

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May
29

Prevent Injuries in the Garden: Part 1. Hand Injuries in the Garden.

Guest Columnist: Nancy N. Naughton, OTD, CHT Today is Memorial Day and for many it is the official first day of planting a vegetable garden without fear of frost. While gardeners in northeast PA are anxious to work in their gardens and enjoy the fruits of their labor, a relaxing and enjoyable activity can turn …

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May
10

Prevent Hand Injuries While Gardening

Summer is finally here and gardeners in northeast PA are anxious work in their gardens and enjoy the fruits of their labor. I have noticed that my associate, Nancy Wesolowski, certified hand therapist, has recently had an influx of patients with hand injuries associated with gardening.