NEW YORK (Reuters life) - spring is here and people everywhere
experts say that they always gardensif you, squash or roses are planting lilacs when it comes to the health benefits of all that draw, digging, mulching and mowing , you will reap what you sow.
"You get exercise if you to mow the lawn or planting a flower garden " said Bruce Butterfield, research director of the non-profit National Garden Association (N GA). "a part of it is more severe, he some less" added.
participated about 68 percent of all US households in one or more types of do-it-yourself lawn and garden activities last year, a national Harris Poll of the NGA performed after. "That's about 80 million households," Butterfield said.
And a 09 survey found that of those, 38 percent said gardening a green thumb up as a great form of exercise ,
of effort Garden as to plant standing, bending, kneeling, watering and weeding can burn more than 300 calories per hour, according to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health and Fitness Journal.
Neal Pire, said an exercise physiologist with ACSM, lower back stress is the most common weeds in the fitnes s garden, especially when, after a winter of inactivity you are outdoors at first day of spring run the day away to the garden. "Start slowly," he advises, "and a little more each successive day progress."
Jeffrey Restuccio, author of "Get Through Garden Fit" is a martial arts expert sharp Gardening , generally categorized as training medium transform intensity, in a comprehensive fitness program .
"It is the difference between sore and an aerobic activity," Restuccio said the gardener urges its priorities to reduce a boxing stance more, and crank the cardio with lunges and moves from Tai Chi and Tae Kwan Do up . "you're not in the garden to practice" exercise to the garden, he said.
Whether you're after blossoms or biceps, safety is the proper shape key, says Jessica Matthews, to exercise an exercise physiologist with the American Council.
"Sometimes friends garden and the body mechanics are horrendous, I see," remarked Matthews. "Make sure that you bend at the knees, and perform leg muscles with good movement."
gardening, both the cardiovascular and resistance components of fitness work, explains Matthews.
"Cardiovascular involves movements like the lawn with a printing machine mowing, raking leaves or blowing," she said. "Resistance would weed to weed, dig and digging."
Nationwide, the average time spent on Gardening is 3.4 hours per week per Garden Appliances by the NGA, recommended short well of the 150 minutes per week of the most physical activity guidelines .
"But other things can supplement," Matthews said. "Warming up is always ideal. Start with a 10-minute walk to loosen those muscles, get heart rate, and add a little more exercise. Throw in some stretches," she said.
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