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Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is just around the corner and the season may have inspired you to Marie Kondo your home. Cleaning up and getting rid of things you no longer need is a noble but hefty task. Check out our tips to make sure you’re taking care of your body while your taking care of your home.

  • Maintain a neutral spine when vacuuming, raking or doing similar activities. Avoid twisting or bending too much so you don’t strain your back.
  • Don’t perform repetitive motions for long periods of time. Too much of the same motion can lead to strains, stiffness and soreness. Try doing a different task every hour.
  • Use a step stool or ladder when cleaning windows or painting high areas. Reaching overhead for long periods of time can lead to pain in the neck and shoulders
  • Wear slip resistant shoes when cleaning floors to avoid falls
  • When lifting boxes and heavy objects, always lift with your legs. Squat down to pick up the object instead of bending your back.
  • Stay hydrated! Especially if you’re gardening, mowing the lawn or doing other outdoor activities.

If you do injure yourself while cleaning, see a physical therapist if the pain does not subside within a few days. Don’t let an injury ruin your spring!