Tidewater Times March 2019

Page 87


by K. Marc Teffeau, Ph.D.

Workouts Needed for Gardening Couch Potatoes With the worst of winter weather hopefully behind us, we gardeners are looking forward to spring and getting back into our gardening and landscaping efforts. Before you being to engage in strenuous gardening outside, think about your current physical condition. If you have been an inside, sedentary couch potato over

the winter, you need to ease into your gardening labors. We all know about those “weekend sports warriors” who end up injuring themselves. My middle son, Andy, is a D.O ~ Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine ~ who has a family/sports medicine practice in Davenport, Florida. He has patients who are those “weekend