Garden your Way to Health and Fitness

Garden your Way to Health and Fitness

Book - 2008
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Workman Press.

Garden designer Bunny Guinness joins forces with physiotherapist Jacqueline Knox in this one-stop guide to all-around garden health. Step-by-step sequences based on the Pilates method illustrate the safe way to push wheelbarrows, lift heavy pots, pick low-lying fruit, and much more in a way that boosts fitness while avoiding stress and strains.

The authors also detail a wealth of tactics for achieving beautiful gardens that require a range of exertion levels. They describe planting designs that are best for time-pressed gardeners, how to use daily garden maintenance regimes to stay active, and how to design an outdoor gym. Illustrated sequences guide gardeners through physical exercises to suit their fitness levels.

Looking after oneself is also key to good garden health. To this end, a comprehensive guide to growing fruits, vegetables, and herbs, a rundown of the best gardening clothes and ergonomic tools, tips for preventing and treating common ailments, and guidelines for winding down the healthy way complete the indispensable resource.

Baker & Taylor
A leading landscape designer joins forces with a physiotherapist to provide a guide that combines gardening with health exercises and furnishes step-by-step sequences, based on Pilates, that emphasize safe gardening techniques, boost fitness, and avoid stresses and strains, with tips on planting designs for time-pressed gardeners, how to use daily cultivation methods to promote varying activity levels, and more. Original.

Blackwell North Amer
Working in the garden is an all-around health booster. In addition to the pleasure and sense of achievement it brings, gardening increases stamina, builds muscle tone, and burns calories. Yet gardening's repetitive actions often put stress on the body, resulting in aches, pains and sore muscles. This guide will help you to garden in a healthier way, whether you want to optimize your fitness, avoid injury, or simply enhance the sense of wellbeing you derive from your garden.

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780881928815
Characteristics: 215 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Knox, Jacqueline


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Sep 22, 2009

Good info if you are already familiar with pilates. Described some pilates exercises for use prior to gardening and does suggest that a class and instructor would be useful initially. Info on injury prevention and ergonomic tools was useful. The plans for garden beds seemed to be fill rather than fitting with the title of the book.

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