Is your back shovel ready?

Is your back shovel ready?

Call a spade a spade Mulch, snow, gravel, soil – what do they have in common? Answer:  Moving these materials or substances often involves using a shovel. Whether it be shovelling soil to plant a shrub, snow to clear the driveway, mulch to enrich the garden, or gravel...
Gardening and helping your knees

Gardening and helping your knees

Gardening can be a physical activity involving a lot of bending and squatting. In previous posts, we have talked about the issue of repeated bending and the impact of this on the lower back. To avoid problems occurring with the lower back it is recommended you squat...
Working from home – the new norm

Working from home – the new norm

Many of us have not worked at home for extended periods of time but in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, this may be our new normal for the foreseeable future Currently, a significant percentage of the workforce is operating in makeshift conditions at home.  We find...