Many cottage chores aren't particularly dangerous, but you should still take extra precautions to make sure you don't get hurt. Cottage Life says that being sedentary at work during the day can lead to an increased risk of hurting yourself doing chores."This daily lack of movement leaves us prone to injury while completing all sorts of weekend tasks at the cottage: using a paintbrush, schlepping heavy things, washing the dishes." Practice good posture when moving large items and always lift from your legs, not your back! Avoid bending down for long periods of time when doing chores like painting and scrubbing dishes. Find a better way to position yourself!