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How to avoid common injuries while doing chores at the cottage

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Take care of yourself when you take care of the cottage

Date: 09/13/2018 | Source: http://cottagelife.com

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! 

How to avoid common injuries while doing chores at the cottage

According to Statistics Canada, about 15 per cent of injuries happen when people are doing chores. "A lot of us have sedentary jobs," says Julie Entwistle, a cottager and the co-owner of Entwistle Power Occupational Therapy. 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. Well, not anymore, chores. Not anymore.

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