Jaipi Sixbear is an established author of hundreds of helpful online articles. Jaipi learned to garden at an early age. She has old and new tips and tricks for growing your best garden ever.
Gardening is quite the workout. This is especially true if you’re new to the Mile High City. In addition to raking, hoeing and weeding, Denver gardeners have the altitude to contend with. Planting a garden in Denver this spring? Get ready now to avoid altitude sickness and sore muscles.
Get out and about. Denver has scattered warm weather days in winter. Take advantage. Get out in the fresh air. Take a walk. Hop on your bike. Hit the trails to stay in shape this winter. Denver has tons of them. In fact, it’s hard to find a neighborhood without one. Have a daily walk-about. When gardening season hits, all that hard work won’t be such a shock to your system.
Don’t just walk around your neighborhood. Stay in high altitude shape this winter. Head up to the foothills for some hiking too. Denver is a mile high, but those foothills are higher. If it’s warm in Denver, you can hike the foothills too. Get your body used to working in high altitude by climbing the hills.
Make working out fun. Who says you have to follow an organized workout routine? Get in shape for spring gardening by dancing to your favorite music. You know you want to. Grab your handy hairbrush/microphone and your Tom Cruise underwear. Go for it!
Do housework to music. Dancing isn’t the only way to pick up the beat. You can vacuum, dust and mop to the music too. Stay active this winter and keep your house clean at the same time. Musical housework keeps you in shape for spring gardening.
Try some exercise TV. Who says TV is for couch potatoes? Use a Wii or Kinect if you have one. What if you don’t? Check your cable guide for free exercise shows. Of course, if you have a gym membership or exercise equipment, those are awesome too. Get in shape for Denver spring gardening now. It doesn’t matter how. Just move.