Eliminate the Pain of Raking Leaves

Bend It, Twist It, Pull It, Lift It

It’s autumn’s inevitable rite of passage. The leaves will fall, and you will be out in the yard raking them up. But all that bending, twisting, pulling, lifting and reaching can use muscle groups that may not have been exercised in months. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 38,000 adults were injured in raking-related injuries in 2012. While leaf raking can actually be good exercise and a great excuse to get outdoors, using a little caution will keep the leaves off your turf — and you happy and healthy.

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August 14, 2015

Last Updated:
August 18, 2015