Numerous scientific studies have meanwhile confirmed what many people have always thought: gardening keeps you fit and healthy, is better than drugs and medicine, replaces the gym and soothes the soul. After just a few minutes, your blood pressure decreases by ten percent and then remains on a healthy level. Your pulse will be strong but regular, with your heart and all other organs receiving better oxygen supplies. This applies to the brain too: your intellectual capacity improves and your memory works better.
Gardening in general and mowing the lawn in particular is ideal for doing more exercise. This is something else that has decreased drastically in recent decades. On average, people walk only maximum 1,500 steps each day, instead of the ideal target of 10,000. After all, we need exercise to strengthen our bones and muscles and to stimulate the metabolism.
Gardening is ideal in this respect. The only draw-back: the wrong implements can quickly turn gardening into a frustrating experience. The back in particular will suffer and soon make itself felt with tension and pain. Fortunately, industry has reacted accordingly and now offers ergonomic lawnmowers that facilitate a back-friendly posture and handling.
An important prerequisite is for the posts to be adjustable in height to adapt to different body heights. This is the only way to permit fatigue-free working in an upright position.
The handles should also be ergonomically designed. This helps to prevent the wrists from bending when steering the mower. The possibility of changing the position of the hands is also an advantage.
Many lawnmowers are kept in the cellar or in a garden shed so that the importance of having a lightweight lawnmower should not be underestimated. The weight of a lawnmower with a cutting width of up to 43 cm should not exceed 15 kg including the battery. Specially attached handles make it easy to transport and stowing the lawnmower in practically any conditions. Well-balanced weight distribution is important when carrying the lawnmower and is an additional advantage. Hinged posts also make it easier to stow the lawnmower away.
Well-balanced distribution of weight across the axles also makes the lawnmower easy to steer.
Other features of a back-friendly lawnmower include easily used switches and simple handling of all the controls. Important attributes include central cutting height adjustment, an easily fitted and removed grass catcher and smoothly functioning height adjustment.
A lawnmower that also runs quietly is kind to the user's ears and to the environment.
Robert Bosch GmbH