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Garden your way to health and fitness : exercise plans, injury prevention, ergonomic designs

Author: Bunny Guinness; Jacqueline Knox
Publisher: Portland : Timber Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bunny Guinness; Jacqueline Knox
ISBN: 9780881928815 088192881X
OCLC Number: 174138883
Description: 215 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Elements of garden fitness --
Using your outdoor gym --
Safer gardening: tools and techniques --
Design ideas for a healthy lifestyle --
Health and fitness in the ornamental garden --
Health and fitness in the productive garden.
Responsibility: Bunny Guinness and Jacqueline Knox.
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A guide to garden health, it features sequences based on the Pilates method to illustrate the safe way to push wheelbarrows, lift heavy pots, pick low-lying fruit, and more in a way that boosts  Read more...

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Turns working in the landscape into an exercise regimen. The book is not about cultural practices for plants. It's about how you handle yourself in the garden. -- Joel M. Lerner Washington Post Read more...

 
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