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Description:This man was pictured bent over, filling his fertilizer dispenser with fertilizer granules, which he was about to spread over his newly-mowed lawn (see PHIL 14203 and 14204). He wore protective sunglasses, darkly-colored clothing, and sunscreen, which had been applied to his sun-exposed skin. Pushing a lawnmower, or dispenser, is a good form of exercise, which allows one to accomplish two goals simultaneously: completing an exercise session, and maintaning one's lawn.

Gardening can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get physical activity, beautify the community, and grow nutritious fruits and vegetables. Whether you are a beginner or expert gardener, health and safety are important.
Put safety first.

Powered and unpowered tools and equipment can cause serious injury. Limit distractions, use chemicals and equipment properly, and be aware of hazards to lower your risk for injury.

- Follow instructions and warning labels on chemicals and lawn and garden equipment.

- Make sure equipment is working properly.

- Sharpen tools carefully.

- Keep harmful chemicals, tools, and equipment out of children's reach.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC – Office of Women’s Health; Family Health: Gardening Health and Safety Tips
CDC - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity; Physical Activity for Everyone: How much physical activity do older adults need?
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