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Staying Fit and Healthy in the Garden
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Tue, Oct 9, 2012, 7pm - 8:30pm
Tickets: Members: $25 Non-Members: $30
Did you know that gardening can be part of a regular fitness program? Learn how the fitness components of aerobic conditioning, flexibility and strength training can be incorporated into your gardening routine. As with any sport, gardening can provide opportunities for injury. Learn smart techniques for avoiding backache, neck pain, tennis elbow, and the other aches and pains that can occur from working in your garden. Demonstrations of proper lifting techniques and correct use of tools so that they work for you, not against you, will be illustrated in the class. Stretching and strength training exercises to help you limber up for fall gardening will be highlighted. These techniques are important for older gardeners looking for ways to avoid aching knees or for younger gardeners who want their backs to last a lifetime. Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite ergonomic tool to share with the class. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for exercise. Bring a towel or mat to lie on.
Eli Glick, PT, OCS
Physical Therapist and Master Gardener
100 East Northwestern Avenue Philadelphia, PA In the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia
For more information
Continuing Education Department 215-247-5777, ext 125 email@example.com