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Yardwork and gardening are ways for older adults to meet the recommended exercise guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity every week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Plus, they allow you to get fresh air and grow nutritious produce without leaving home. Still, the work can be physically challenging. And bugs, sun, and heat can cause harm. Here, tips from CR experts for keeping yourself healthy and safe.

Click the black circles below (or tap on mobile) to read each tip. 

Click on black dots for safe gardening tips.

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Is your lawn mower failing to make the cut? On the "Consumer 101" TV show, Consumer Reports expert John Galeotafiore explains to host Jack Rico how to find the best mower for your needs.

Editor’s Note: A version of this article also appeared in the June 2020 issue of Consumer Reports On Health