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Step up Your Health with a Raised Garden

Posted on Fri, Oct 2, 2015

The frequent bending, kneeling, stooping and reaching that are required to create and maintain a beautiful garden can often leave your body with aches and pains, pulls andstrains. Raising your garden off the ground can be an easy – and visually appealing – solution, saving your body from unnecessary strain while adding a pop to your plants.

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Tags: Gardening, Knee Pain, Blog, Chronic Pain, Bracing, Melinda Myers, Weed Out the Pain

Protect Yourself (and Your Plants) When Picking Produce

Posted on Mon, Sep 28, 2015

Toward the end of September and beginning of October, a plethora of crops are ready to harvest. Tomatoes, peppers, melons and squash, including pumpkins, continue to ripen and will fill our harvest baskets until the first killing frost, says gardening expert Melinda Myers. “And, even with cooler temperatures,” she says, “mid-summer plantings of cool crops like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and kale will mature. Their flavor actually improves after a light frost.” Even late plantings of things like greens, radishes, turnips and beets continue to grow and can be harvested as they mature throughout the fall season.

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Tags: Acute and Chronic Pain, Back Pain, Blog, Healthy Living, Bracing, Melinda Myers, Weed Out the Pain, Health

5 Ways to Extend the Growing Season

Posted on Tue, Sep 22, 2015

Don’t let cooler temperatures and the impending winter season stop you from gardening. Take advantage of every nice day and use these five strategies to keep gardening and enjoying your landscape.

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Tags: Back Pain, Gardening, Knee Pain, Blog, Chronic Pain, Melinda Myers, Weed Out the Pain, Extending the Growing Season

Re-Tool your Garden Arsenal to Ease Aches

Posted on Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Gardeners are no strangers to aches and pains. The constant bending, kneeling and twisting can take its toll on even the toughest among us. But there’s an easy way to guard against garden injury, and it starts in the toolshed.

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Tags: Back Pain, Lifting, Gardening, Lawn Care, Knee Pain, Blog, Bracing, Melinda Myers, Weed Out the Pain, DIY, Health

Take Back Your Lawn — Without the Pain

Posted on Tue, Sep 1, 2015

No matter what you do to prevent it, hot, dry summer weather takes its toll on your garden and lawn, causing unsightly dry and dead patches of grass across your yard. But with the return of rain and cooler weather comes peak DIY season — meaning it’s a great time to get back outside and rejuvenate sparse, weed-infested and lackluster lawns. Take advantage of the warm soil and cool air to seed bare areas, overseed thin lawns and mange weeds.

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Tags: Gardening, Lawn Care, Blog, Healthy Living, Melinda Myers, Weed Out the Pain, DIY

The Health Perks of Being a Gardener

Posted on Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Some of the benefits of gardening are readily observable, like the pride of growing something beautiful or the refreshing feeling of spending time outdoors. But gardening actually offers a multitude of benefits that can improve your health and peace of mind, and even reduce your pain.

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Tags: Gardening, Exercise, Aromatherapy, Blog, Melinda Myers, Health, Relaxation, Diet

Superfoods for a Fiercer You

Posted on Fri, Aug 21, 2015

When searching for pain relief, look no further than your own backyard – or your local farmer’s market. These four foods fresh from the garden – or pot – pack super pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory power.

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Tags: Back Pain, Gardening, Inflammation, Foods, Healthy Eating, Blog, Healthy Living, Chronic Pain, Superfoods

Backpack Buying Guide

Posted on Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Backpacks come in all shapes, sizes, colors and price tags. It’s no surprise, then, that are several things to consider when purchasing a bag, including durability, comfort and style. One aspect that is often overlooked in the buying process, however, is how a backpack may affect back pain and neck pain.

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Tags: Back Pain, Back To School, Blog, Neck Pain, Backpack, Kids, Students

Tricks to Combat Back-to-School Stress (and Pain)

Posted on Wed, Aug 19, 2015

The back-to-school season is stressful for everyone, parents and students alike. While kids adjust to an increased amount of work, new teachers and reduced free time, parents must deal with new schedules, back-to school spending and providing support for their often overworked family.

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Tags: Inflammation, Back To School, Parents, Blog, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Students, Stress

A Bracing Breakdown: 4 Types to Reduce Your Pain

Posted on Fri, Aug 14, 2015

The human body is a magnificent machine — but sometimes it needs a little support. That’s where braces come in. In times of pain, injury or surgical recovery, supportive braces can often provide the needed stability, compression and/or protection to take your body from faulty to functional and help you embrace life.

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Tags: Wrist Brace, Exercise, Blog, Chronic Pain, Bracing, Back Brace