Control the weight, don’t let it control you. If you are lifting more than one thing, balance the weight equally between both hands; don’t lift a heavy item with one hand and a light item with the other. Plant your feet and lower your centre of gravity.
If you do hurt yourself while lifting after your Spring-cleaning endeavors, consult with your physiotherapist to create a program to alleviate the pain. BC physiotherapists are the most physically active healthcare professionals in Canada and the ones physicians recommend most.
If you feel pain during or after lifting, Arbutus Physiotherapy can help. Call 778-265-3663.