With autumn comes falling leaves. As beautiful as the oranges and the reds look, leaves on the ground can become a burden-and even a danger. When you get ready to pull out the rake and broom, keep these safety tips in mind, especially if your aging loved one is helping:

Dress the part - Wear lightweight clothes that keep you warm enough without trapping sweat you might build up.

The right tools - Make sure you are buying the best tools for the job. While lighter tools are also cheaper, they tend to require more energy to use which can lead to injury and overexertion.

Warm up - It may not feel like much at the time, but raking leaves can be a workout! Walk around and stretch beforehand to prepare your body for strenuous activity.

What are some of your favorite fall activities?

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