Ergonomic Gardening Tools
Gardening can be an enjoyable hobby for many people. However, it can sometimes lead to a strained back and pain in the shoulder, neck, and hands from constantly bending over and gripping tools.
If you relate to these problems, it is important that you choose good gardening tools carefully to help prevent subjecting your body to awkward positions. Ergonomic gardening tools are good investments - they allow you to enjoy gardening for longer periods of time by assisting in reducing pain and discomfort.
We had a look around and found these helpful ergonomic gardening tools.
Ergonomic Garden Tools Set
Flaghouse offers an ergonomic garden tool set that helps to prevent injury to the hands and wrists. They are designed with an additional handle that allows for easier gripping and use of the tools.
The main difference of this garden tool set is its unique handle design which prevents injury and maintains a more natural grip. It is lightweight and its brightly colored handles makes tools easy to locate!
There are 4 different tools in this ergonomic garden tools set: a trowel, weeder, fork, and cultivator. You can buy these tools separately as well. See the link below for more information.
Exact product name and code on flaghouse.com: Ergonomic Garden Tools Set #W35692
Long Handled Swivel Grass Shear
Specifically designed to eliminate the need to bend and stoop while edging, Fiskars's Long Handled Swivel Grass Shear is popular among garden hobbyists.
This handy ergonomic garden tool eliminates the bending and stooping that is required with conventional grass shears.
At 37 inches long, it is ideal for hard to reach trimming needs. It is also lightweight for ease of use.
The shear's head can rotate 180-degrees, allowing you to adjust your desired trimming angle. Its steel 5-inch blades provide a clean and precise cut.
Blades can be locked to prevent damage or injury when item is not in use.
Ergonomic Garden Motus Tool motus
They have a wide range of ergonomic gardening tools - too many to feature in this short paragraph.
Their unique hand grips, usually referred to as "Motus Grips" are what makes Motus tools stand out amongst other ergonomic garden tools.
Their 'D-grip' and 'T-grip'on garden spades, shovels, garden hoes, garden rakes, leaf rakes, pitch forks, brooms, pole pruners, tree trimers.
They also adjust to any stature, short or tall, left or right handed.
These grips are designed specifically with three main actions - lifting, pushing and pulling, thirdly, twisting.
In May 20, 1992, Dean Kriellaars Ph.D of University of Manitoba, School of Medical Rehabilitation did a Case Study Assessment of MOTUS Power-Grip Products (Ergonomic Gardening Tools).
Ergonomic Garden Motus Tool's Findings
- "hand-grip permits the wrist angle to remain in a near neutral position"..."beneficial to the structures in and about the wrist."
- "enabling the user to incorporate larger trunk and lower limb musculature."
- "decreased likelihood of tendinitis (or similar disorder) of the intrinsic shoulder muscles"
- "remain in a more upright position during a lifting task"..."substantial energy savings and may result in less cumulative trauma."
- "The overall reduction in load arising from the decrease in trunk angle and the closer load carrying is near 10%. This is a substantial amount, not only for repetitive tasks, but also for a single execution of a task. This would be beneficial for prevention and rehabilitation of low back injuries."
- "The hand-grip reduces the potential for blister formation."
BUY Radius Garden NRGSET Green 4-Piece Ergonomic Gardening Hand Tool Set, Includes Trowel, Transplanter, Weeder, and Cultivator
Miracle-Gro MG5SET 5-Piece Ergonomic Hand Tool Set, Includes Trowel, Transplanter, Weeder, Cultivator, and Scooper
# Products featuring the Motus grips: D-grip or T-grip.
Ergonomic Garden: The Hose Reel
For those that find themselves in a painful fight against the garden hose often, Suncast has created hose reel to eliminate the battle. The Suncast PW100 Powerwind 100-Foot Capacity Automatic Rewind Garden Hose Reel can store up to 100 feet of water hose, and operates with a foot petal. No longer do you have to struggle with wrapping up your garden hose.
More information on the automatic garden reel can be found in the link below.
Many of us enjoy working their yards and gardens.Unfortunately, as we get older, our bodies may not like the constant straining and bending that is required to work on flowerbeds and in gardens. That is why ergonomic gardening tools are beneficial for us who enjoy working outdoors. They can help to decrease the amount of pain and discomfort felt after a day in the garden.
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