Dr. Eugene Kramer, a knowledgeable chiropractor who attended Florida Atlantic University in 1988 to 1989. He pursued his Bachelor’s Degree in Science from one of the reputed colleges- Rutgers University at Cook College and graduated with majors in Animal Science with an average of 3.2. According to Dr. Eugene Kramer, the best way to fight the pain, emotional stress, and missed work that may accompany a spinal problem is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Dr. Kramer brings forth garden fitness stretches to save your back while pulling weeds.
Dr. Eugene Kramer says that gardening can be enjoyable but it is important to stretch your muscles before reaching out for your gardening tools. According to him, before stretching for any activity, breathe in and out, slowly and rhythmically; do not bounce or jerk your body, and stretch as far and as comfortably as you can. Do not follow the no pain, no gain rule. Stretching should not be painful. He further suggests to do “hug your best friend”. Wrap your arms around yourself and rotate to one side stretching as far as you can comfortably go. Hold for 10 seconds and reverse.
Another stretch according to Dr. Eugene Kramer is that while sitting, you should prop your heel on a stool or step, keeping the knees straight. Lean forward until you feel a stretch in the back of the thigh, or the hamstring muscle. Hold this position for 15 seconds. He further says that another stretch which is beneficial is to stand up, balance yourself, and grab the front of your ankle from behind. Pull your heel towards your buttocks and hold the position for 15 seconds. Dr. Eugene Kramer opines that you should be aware of your body technique, body form and correct posture while gardening. Kneel, don't bend, and alternate your stance and movements as often as possible to keep the muscles and body balanced, says Dr. Kramer. For more information, please browse through http://newenglandspineanddisccenter.com/