The Telegraph reports on a study of injury rates in presumably safe activities. The article glosses over the fact that people probably self-select out of more rigorous activities and the old folks who are apparently injuring themselves en mass while planting pansies and trimming tulips are probably much more likely to get hurt doing anything. But this quote from a doctor of therapy is both funny and tragic:

Anyone planning to spend time gardening or decorating this weekend should remember that they may be using muscle groups and joints they haven’t exercised in a long while. There are simple precautions people can take to avoid injury and the onset of a chronic condition. For instance simple stretching and remembering correct posture can make a massive difference

And if the idea of pulling a hammy while hanging new drapes isn’t bad enough, there is another category for people who manage to hurt themselves without all the fuss of actually moving about: “sedentary leisure injuries.”