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If you do strain yourself, the American Chiropractic Association suggests applying a cold pack during the first 48 hours or a heat pack after 48 hours. Sunbeam's Health at Home hot/cold flexible back wrap inflates so it stays in place. Also try rubs and bath soaks; Porter's Gardener's Quick Relief Muscle Rub combines castor bean and soybean oils with Arnica montana and eucalyptus leaf oil. Kathy's Family "Call It a Day" lavender and clary sage soak relieves aches and reduces inflammation.

At the end of the day, don't forget the real reason you garden, whatever that may be. Exercise is simply a wonderful side benefit of the activity you already love.

 

 

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