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Fit to garden: Improve your posture

Amanda Etty
Photography by
Ryan Brook/TC Media

Strengthen your core and improve your posture while gardening with these three simple moves.

Stay strong and limber while you garden with three simple moves from certified personal trainer Anna Griffith of Performative Element.


Rear deltoids, Rotator cuffs, mid back, upper back, core; good for posture.

1 Standing with your feet hip width apart and your abdominals in toward your spine, hold your hands up by your shoulders with your elbows close to your sides. Squeeze in between your shoulder blades and try to pull your arm bones backward.

2 Raise your hands over your head with your elbows out to the sides, keeping your shoulder blades squeezed, then return to the start position.

3 Repeat 10 to 20 times.

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