Raking leaves. Love it or leave it, there’s work to be done. Use raking leaves as an opportunity to get some fresh air and get a great workout!
Raking leaves can help build arm, upper-body, and core strength including stomach and back muscles. It can also give you a nice cardio workout, as well.
Dress in layers. By dressing in layers you can peel off layers as your body heats up.
Stay balanced. Stand with your legs apart and form a wide base. Move your entire body while raking as opposed to twisting your spine. Keep your back aligned and comfortable. Try to stand as straight as possible.
Switch sides. Try switching the sides you are raking on. This works out all your muscles as opposed to straining just one side. It also distributes the strain on your arms and shoulders evenly on both sides.
Take it easy. Don’t over do it.Take your time. Take breaks and drink lots of water. Don’t try to rake the whole yard at once.
Don’t lift with your back when bagging leaves. Use your legs and don’t over overfill your bags.