With the weather warming up and the spring sunshine, it's the season for some Spring Cleaning!
Take note of the tips below to turn cleaning into a safe and productive workout!
Bend your Knees: If you have to get down low, bend your knees and avoid hinging from the waist!
Take Breaks: Once your start, it is tempting to get everything on your to do list done in a day. Pace yourself by splitting up jobs over a few days. Take frequent breaks and perform some light stretching.
Use Long Levers: If you're window cleaning, for example, use a squeegee with a long handle to make work easier.
Engage your Core: Tightening your abs or bracing as you move can work your core and protect your back!
Bump Some Tunes: Music makes everything better! Put on your favourite upbeat music - it can help make cleaning fun and get your heart rate up. Dance breaks are encouraged!
** Special note on Vacuuming: If you have lower back problems, delegate this one!
For any post-cleaning aches or pains that don't clear in a day or two,
call Uptown Chiropractic for a checkup!