CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal)  Our daily habits create imbalances in our bodies that lead to aches and pains.  Standing for long periods of time can lead to aches and pains in our low back.  Ginny Hamilton, Pain Specialist, Ginny is here to help us alleviate these in the kitchen.Two simple pain prevention tools & two simple stretches:

  • 1) Standing for a long time?

    Use a 12″ step stool so one leg is always up

    Gentle front body stretch for 30 seconds at a time

    Hug your buttocks and thigh muscles in to support your low back.

  • 2) What about shoulders and upper back, chopping, stirring, rolling cookie dough, etc

    Arm position – elbows in

    Upper back/shoulders squeeze