The secret to a healthy garden... a healthy gardener. Read Louise's latest article in Little Stoke Gifford Matters and find out more about the exercises she recommends.

Image showing working in the garden

If you're a keen gardener you'll know that gardening is an active pursuit! Louise shared some hints and tips to help you to help you stay fit and flexible enough to garden throughout the summer is the local residents' magazines this month.

If you live in Little Stoke or Stoke Gifford, you'll find the article in the March issue of Little Stoke Gifford Matters has probably just dropped through your door. Bradley Stoke residents - look out for it shortly. Turn to page 13 or click to read it on the Bradley Stoke Matters website:

The Secret To A Health Garden BSM March 2019 Snip

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You'll see in the article that Louise particularly recommends two exercises for helping you get ready for the gardening season. Watch Louise, Physiotherapist here at Bradley Stoke Physio & Health, demonstrate the lunge and the squat - both important for helping you get your knees, hips and lower back ready for all that bendy, lifting and stretching.

The lunge

See how the knees and hips stay in alignment, making sure you execute the exercise correctly:

 Lunge 1

The lunge again, this time from the side profile as Louise shows you how to hold your back:

Lunge 2

The squat

Louise shows how to keep your feet, knees, and hips in line to ensure you carry out the exercise well and without injury. 

 Squat 1

Watch Louise as she shows you how to engage your gluteal muscles and quadriceps to get the most out of the squat.

Squat 2


Happy gardening everyone. Let us know how you get on with these exercises and with your garden!