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Happy National Gardening Exercise Day!

Did you know that June 6 is National Gardening Exercise Day (NGED). Not only is gardening a great way to relax and unwind, it also builds muscle and burns calories!

You might not realize the amount of good exercise you can get while working outside in your garden; container gardening, weeding, lawn care, pruning and preparing planting beds are just some of the many ways you’re staying healthy and active while outside.

In celebration of NGED, here are some great tips for staying healthy while in the garden.

Stretch before garden chores
Prevent injury when gardening with these warm-up exercises.

Fit to garden: Staying strong and limber
These three simple moves will help you stay strong and limber while in the garden.

Healthy gardening habits
Take care of your body while digging, weeding and planting with these healthy habits.

Summer suncare
Protect your skin while digging in your garden with these expert tips.

Not only in celebration of NGED, these healthy habits are great to keep year round.

Happy gardening!

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