Using Your Body
Body mechanics involves the utilization of correct muscles to complete a task safely and efficiently
Principles of physics & other suggestions to help with gardening / farming tasks
Downloadable PDF includes stretches & core strengthening exercises, tips for choosing tools, and other suggestions for staying healthy
Listen to a recording of our webinar for the University of Vermont about Farm Safety
Stretching & Strengthening
Stretching as a warm-up to physical work or exercise has long been believed to reduce the risk of injury.
Stretches for abdomen, back & buttocks
Six yoga poses that are great for the growing season, courtesy of our friends at Rodale.com
These exercises help strengthen abdominal, back & pelvic-area muscles, making many tasks easier
Tips from Ann
Insights gleaned from years of practice and experience, in nursing and in life
Learn about ergonomics, preventing injuries and working more safely. This slide show was prepared by Jennifer Hess from the University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center
Hergonomic® means ergonomic, for women. Hergonomic® tools such as HERShovel are designed to be easiest and safest to use, most comfortable and most effective for women.
Digging often requires more than a spade or shovel. Various auxiliary digging tools make the job as easy and efficient as possible.
When you shovel, you lift, bend & often twist – movements that put you at risk for injuries and musculoskeletal disorders such as lower back pain. Here's how to shovel safely.