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Energy Conservation Principles
- Work – Rest – Work – Rest
A slow steady rate of work with short rest periods is best – never work so hard that you experience fatigue.
- Heavy – Light – Heavy – Light
Consider the best time to perform the activity – if the morning is your best time, plan a heavy activity and then a lighter activity in the afternoon.
- Organize work areas
Keep areas neat and tidy to eliminate heavy cleaning and time looking for lost or misplaced items.
- Plan work and storage heights
In order to eliminate excess bending, stooping and reaching – when storing items, store them at point of use; for example: items used on a frequent basis should not be stored in very high or very low cabinets.
This information is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment.