Gardening is a popular activity for many people, whether they live in a rural area, suburbia, or an urban environment.
Planting and tending a garden has many positive attributes:
- It gets people outside in the fresh air and sunshine.
- It can provide a valuable source of high-quality and healthy food.
- It can help a family save money, compared to buying produce in a store.
- If you grow it yourself, you have complete control over chemicals and preservatives.
- It’s a relaxing pastime that helps to relieve stress and tension.
- It can be a social outlet, as you trade tips and tricks (and food!) with neighbors.
- It have help a person get much-needed exercise.
But gardening can be quite a physical-demanding activity as well — all that kneeling and bending can put a strain on knees and backs.
And for those of us who suffer from RSI (repetitive strain injury), gardening can be a challenge, because it’s often a very hand-intensive activity, which can aggravate our RSI and cause flare-ups or inflammation from overuse or improper techniques.
One company, Radius Garden, has created a whole line of ergonomic garden tools to help gardeners cope:
The idea for Radius Garden grew out of some blisters, sore wrists, and frustrating experiences with low quality tools that broke in a single season. It was more of a sudden inspiration than a business plan. It was a lightbulb flashing “Why not make better garden tools that won’t hurt you?”
At Radius Garden we have ignored tradition and nonsense, re-thinking every aspect of every tool we make so you can have a better, more comfortable gardening experience.
Most manufacturers use “ergonomic” to describe the same old tools they’ve been selling for decades. They add some bumps or contours to the handle, or make the grip fatter. But, the only thing that’s really different is the packaging with the word “ergonomic.”
We call this “ergo-nonsense.” Do Not be fooled by it!
We believe that truly advanced ergonomic design ignores tradition and uses the most current research into human factors and tool usage. Our Patented, Natural Radius Grip™, maximizes your power and comfort while minimizing hand and wrist stress. Our sleek, multi-functional blades make home and professional gardening easier and more enjoyable.
Radius has a line of about 30 different tools, including both hand tools and long tools such as shovels and rakes. Each tool has been custom-designed to minimize stress on the user’s body — to help make gardening fun, enjoyable, and pain-free once more.
If you’re a gardener who suffers from tool-related pain, check out the Radius Ergonomic Garden Tools for yourself!