ERGONOMICS IN THE GARDEN
Merriam-Webster defines Ergonomics as: an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely. Experts in the field of Ergonomics strive to design and produce items that better match the capabilities, limitations and needs of the people who use them. The result is a safer product that causes less fatigue and stress on the body.
Before purchasing the tools required to perform your garden chores, it is best to choose those that fit the job and you. Repetitive gardening activities can put you at risk for Carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis. Listen to your body, if a movement hurts change what you are doing and the tools you are using.
Ergonomic garden tools will help you accomplish your garden tasks with greater efficiency and reduced effort, force, leaning or twisting. With the correct tools you will be able to dig, trim and cut more, in less time, with less effort and more gardening enjoyment.