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Autumn Raking: Avoid Back Pain This Fall

Autumn Raking: Avoid Back Pain This Fall

With summer officially behind us, seasonal chores are beginning to show up on our to-do lists. Changing out bed linens for warmer sheets and blankets, bringing in jackets and scarves and putting away your summer wardrobe, and clearing the yard and gutters of leaves and debris.

The risk of back pain during this time increases due to raking leaves and other labor intensive yard work. Lack of exercise during cooler months, bending and twisting to clean up leaves, or slipping on wet surfaces from rain, can all lead to injury and pain.

Avoid back pain and injury this fall with these autumn raking safety tips.

Autumn Raking Safety Tips