Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Here are some ergonomic reminders for your holidays this week.
T= Turkey Lifting: Bend at knees! Lift from legs!
H=Hand over tasks to reduce stress.
A=Act to stay calm; deep breathe when faced with pesky politics or rascally relatives.
N=Notice pain, strain, tension, and adjust.
K=Keyboard; use an external keyboard for Black Friday online deals
S= Stand; use a cookbook stand to prevent neck strain.
G= Go for smaller serving platters and bowls to avoid wrist strain when passing and serving food
I= Inflatable pillow or travel pillow for lumbar support, or neck support for that little nap.
V=Vigilance; don’t overstrain while digging in closets for gravy boats or climbing on roofs to decorate
I=Interact with real people to avoid eye strain from staring at that TV or computer
N=Neck stretches will help to counteract hunching over plates, sinks full of dishes, or new babies
G=Go for a walk to ease back pressure from prolonged sitting or standing