With the Fall season upon us, yardwork can be a great way to get outside and enjoy the weather PLUS get a great workout. There’s something about old-fashioned, outdoor manual labor that makes you feel accomplished and connects you to nature. Whether you are raking leaves, trimming the hedges, chopping firewood, or mowing the grass, it is no secret yard work can be a literal ‘pain in the back’. Using manual equipment such as manual trimmers instead of gas powered works the muscles of the shoulders and arms. Using a traditional push lawn mower instead of a electric or gas equipment will challenge the legs and calf muscles and give your cardiovascular system a workout too. In order to make yardwork as fun and enjoyable as possible, it is important to prepare your body for this type of physical activity. Stretching your back and legs will help to alleviate muscle pain after a day spent working outside. Making a regular chiropractic appointment is a great way to ensure your spine and muscles stay in top shape. Call us at American Chiropractic today to schedule your wellness appointment at 410-821-7200.