For those of us who tend to hibernate during the cold winter months, Spring is the time that we wake up and feel ready to attempt all those upkeep jobs that we put off in the fall. Cleaning up the yard, repairing that broken fence post, cleaning out the rain gutters. However, before starting any strenuous activity, particularly after months of relative inactivity, a good warm up is key. Before trying to pull out that fence post, make sure to walk for a few minutes first to warm up your muscles. Follow this up with some light stretches to ensure that you are loose and ready to work. This will help to reduce that chance of pulled muscles, or even worse injuries.
Dale McVicar CAT(C), BA Certified Athletic Therapist, InnovativeMedicalSupplies.com