Do you have arthritis or a physical challenge? Do you get frustrated that simple everyday tasks are now almost impossible. No Worries! I have developed ways for you to regain your Independence in the kitchen fearless and pain free! My new book A complete Illustrated guide to cooking with arthritis will be available world wide late July 2009. In the mean time I will be posting daily tips on regaining your Independence in the kitchen, using household items.
1. To move heavy pots of water from stove to sink and back again, use a plant stand with wheels. Simply place the pot on top of the small stand, using a plastic measuring cup fill your pot. Wheel the pot across the counter and slide gently onto the stove top.
2. To open the refrigerator place a dish towel or a ribbon through the handle, to open wrap the towel around your hand over the elbow and use the weight of your body to open the door.
3. To lift heavy objects over your head to placeon a shelf, incorprate other parts of the body. First bend your knees and get your shoulder under the object to carry using your shoulder to bare the weight. When you need to get it above your head use your arms as well as your head to give it that last push up. Once on the shelf slide it back using your hand or forarm.
Check back tomorrow for three more tips. Also feel free to post questions or just talk about how you are feeling, pain levlels, mood or just life in genral.
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