Now that the weather has started to warm up in North Dakota, many of us will start to get out into our yards and gardens getting ready for the beautiful summer months.
As you get more active in your yard, it is important to make sure you are taking care of your body. Gardening and yard work usually involves a lot of lifting, bending, and twisting, all of which can cause increased pain. One way to greatly reduce your chance of injuring yourself is to properly warm-up before getting to work.
Below are a few stretches and exercises that will help you get ready to get into the yard. To start you will want to go for a quick walk around the block or go up and down some stairs a few times to warm up.
Then perform the exercises below.