We are all isolated at home and feeling the stress and anxiety of our COVID-19 / coronavirus tragedy. If you own a lawn, it will need to be mowed and a garden will need to be tended. Instead of going out first thing and over-stressing your back, why not try this smart technique for moving heavy things. Below is a FLASHBACK BLOG POST for you that demonstrates how easy it is to move heavier things like bags without lifting. Please stay well – much love to you all!
Here is a hack for moving heavy things if you suffer from arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or any number of other conditions. Whether you are outside in the garden or inside your home, it can sometimes be difficult for you when moving heavy things. It makes it easier when you spread the weight of the item out by pulling it on a tarp or cloth.
Be very careful when you are lifting the heavy items on to the tarp or blanket — holding the heavy item very closely to your body and carefully raising and lowering the item when needed. If you cannot grip with your hands, wrap the loose end of the blanket or tarp around a broom stick and use your arm to pull the broom stick. No matter what exercise you do, be sure to get your doctor’s approval before attempting heavier lifting and moving heavy things with caution in mind.