When you are getting ready to plant your garden or rescue your lawn from winter’s damage, you do not just toss seeds in the ground and hope for the best. There is a lot of planning and preparation that goes into a successful garden such as tilling the soil, fertilizing, aerating, etc. It is a process which requires many steps before one can begin planting seeds or mowing luscious green grass. Many of us do not think twice about the preparation that has to go into yard work during the spring, however I find the time we allocate to preparing our body to return to spring activities is almost non-existent.
The majority of us halt our spring/summer activities over the winter months and then come spring we jump right back in where we left off. We have to remember that for most of us it has been four or five months without performing that activity or moving our bodies in that way. Although we still have the capability to perform the activity, we have to ensure we prepare our tissues properly to avoid the risk of potential injury. If you are someone who is going to be returning to activities over the next few weeks it is important to take the time at the start of the season to condition your body to take on these new demands. Putting in extra effort and dedication now can help reduce the risk of missing out on your favorite activity during the season due to injuries.