Ways To Prevent Stress On Knees In The Home |
excessive trips up and down stairs.
intervals of rest throughout your daily activities. Sit
down and take a break.
heavy homemaking chores. For example: hanging up clothes,
vacuuming, lifting or pushing furniture, etc. This is
fatiguing and puts stress on the knees and back. Spend
more time with activities which are less strenuous and
can be done sitting down. For example: sewing.
getting down on knees to scrub floors, clean bathtub,
etc. Instead, use mop and long-handled utensils for floor
cleaning, scouring tub, etc.
feet on a small stool when sitting on a high chair. Don't
allow feet to dangle.
a raised chair by putting a cushion on the chair or using
a high stool when working in the kitchen.
long periods of standing during ironing, dishwashing,
peeling potatoes, etc. Sit to do activities if possible.
For example: sit when peeling potatoes.
putting on shoes and stockings, place feet on a small
stool. This prevents straining your knees.
bathing: Place a small bathtub stool with suction cups
or rubber tips on legs in the tub. Use a hose on the faucet.
carrying and lifting heavy objects that put a strain on
the knees and back.
daily used cooking utensils and supplies in a convenient
position, so they can be obtained without too much bending
over or stretching.
ahead! Gather all your cooking supplies at one time. Then,
sit to prepare your meal. This cuts down on excessive
trips to the refrigerator, cupboards, etc.