How to - The Healthy Gardener

Fit to garden: Staying strong and limber

By
Amanda Etty
Photography by
Ryan Brook/TC Media

Stay strong and limber while gardening with these three simple moves.

Stay strong and limber while you garden with three simple moves from certified personal trainer Anna Griffith of Performative Element.

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Squat with bench

Focus
Legs, core; good for coordination.

Instructions
1 Sit on a garden bench or a chair with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart.

2
Start to stand: Lifting your seat about one foot off the bench, keeping the weight in your heels, sticking your glutes out and opening your chest.

3 Pull your abdominals in toward your spine and stand up.

4 Slowly sit back down.

5 Repeat 10 times from the seated starting position.

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