One of the great joys of retirement is having the time to care for our yards and gardens. Growing and maintaining plants can awaken our senses and strengthen our connection with nature. It is also a great way to burn calories and improve flexibility when approached correctly.
It is no secret that squatting, kneeling, and weeding in the hot sun can be difficult as we age. Make sure to apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated. Additionally, supportive footwear, brimmed hats, and proper gloves are all important for gardeners. Take frequent breaks and work in the mornings and evenings when it’s coolest.
Whether you’re interested in fresh produce or beautiful blooms, gardening has a lot to offer!