Changing the way you work can reduce the musculoskeletal stress on your body
Repetitive stress injuries can be
avoided by making simple adjustments
to your daily routine.
Housewives, for instance, can
change the way they carry groceries
or wring clothes dry to
reduce the musculoskeletal stress
on their bodies.
You can also reduce the strain by
taking regular breaks, doing some
stretching and paying attention to
“Try to change your posture
every hour or so. This can involve
just a quick stroll to the office
pantry or the restroom,” said Associate
Professor Denny Lie, a senior
consultant at the Singapore
General Hospital's (SGH's)
department of orthopaedics.
Ms Lin Ying Ying (below), a senior
occupational therapist at SGH,
demonstrates the better way to do
common household chores.