From January, you have to set your goals. You have to clean almost all the corners of your house.
Cupboards, mattresses, attic, garage, windows and many more places need to be cleaned. But, before cleaning all these places, you should be careful about the injuries.
The Importance Of Safety
Do you know that over 21 million people visit medical clinics for their (home) injuries? In reality, spring cleaning without your servants is not an easy job. You have to bend, climb and lift. According to an article by Home safety Council – you should be really careful during the spring cleaning sessions. Almost 20,000 people die every year because of their home injuries.
There are two types of injuries at home – (1) falling and (2) poisoning. But, unfortunately, American people don’t take spring cleaning as a risky job. A non-profit council has conducted research on it. It tells that only 6 percent of American resident thinks that safety is important during their cleaning sessions in Spring.
These simple physical activities can cause many types of dangerous accidents and poisoning. It doesn’t mean that you should stop your spring cleaning, people should take proper precautions. Thus, they can avoid (their) spring cleaning injuries.
Steps To Prevent Injuries
‘Slip and fall’ type accidents are common in households. Chemical damages or muscle strains are also very familiar injuries. During spring cleaning you can also have a cut or bruise. An article explains all these incidents. So, the first question is – how to do all the heavy lifting jobs. You may have to move big furniture or you may have to carry a big basket upstairs. Now, the weight of these objects may affect your health.
According to the article, you shouldn’t lift anything that is uncomfortable for you. You should get help to lift such things.
You should always lift these objects with proper lifting techniques. Otherwise, you may cause back-injury. Don’t use your back muscles. Rather you should use your lower body muscles while lifting an object. You should bend your knees. Then, lift the object and gradually straighten your legs. This process may prevent back injuries. Thus, you should be always careful while lifting large objects like furniture.
How To Prevent Health Problems or Issues
Your body should be ready to perform all types of physical activities. In this way, you can prevent health problems or injuries.
To increase your muscle flexibility, you should stretch your muscles. This will keep your joints active. Apart from that, you should also walk. Walking can warm up all the muscles in your body. As a result, it will be easy for you to move every part of your body.
Sometimes cleaning projects may continue for long hours. In that case, you should maintain a routine. Because overwork can cause health problems.
A chiropractor can help you to keep your body active. He/she can improve the functionality of your spine. Sometimes you may not know why your back muscles are strained. In that case, your chiropractor can help you to diagnose the problem. Hence, you should visit or call a chiropractor often. These visits are so important to cure your injuries.
You can scrub, lift, bend, and climb to clean your home. But, you should not ignore the risks of injuries. You should remember that a healthy body will provide you the spirit and energy to clean your home more efficiently.