I am fortunate to have a large kitchen space with no island. However,I am on my feet ALOT between putting all the dishes away, making dinner, cleaning up the counter space & table and taking out food from the fridge & later putting it back after a meal! My legs can become so HEAVY from standing & moving so much.My solution: a chair that can be easily moved[with wheels or lightweight but sturdy] that I can SIT IN when I am peeling the potatoes over the counter or putting the silverware away ...
from the dishwasher. Just SITTING for EVEN A SMALL AMT. OF TIME REDUCES STRESS on my legs and weary body. Now I just have to keep my preschooler from climbing all over it!
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EACH MUSCLE! Homeade by me! Seperate specific muscle moves through workout!
TOTALS: *600 standing crunches to the side*500 stand crunches forward*200 normal froggy squats*200 squeeze tight frog squats*80 norm. calf raises*80 toes in calf raises*80 toes out calf raises*160 tricep lifts on chair*40 push ups*100 laying down knees bent leg liffts on chair*100 legs spread laying down knees bent on chair leg lifts* 100 standing knee to elbow twists fast
Stand Crunch=stand, crunch abs(forward/to the side)*Froggy Squat=stand w/ toes to each wall like a frog, bend like a squat until knees reach tip of toes*Squeeze Frog Squat=do that same squat but when you come up fast squeeze gloots very tight whole time*Leg Lifts on Ground= lay, heels on chair &lift
Each day as I am going to and from the bus stop on my power chair, I do several sets of 10 "Seated Leg Extensions" It helps keep my legs stronger for when I am walking. (Unfortunately, a degenerative bone disease in my feet make it impossible for me to walk very far.)
Once they've done their duty as wine-bottle stoppers, corks can come in handy elsewhere in the house. In the kitchen or dinning room, they are a simple solution to an exasperating problem; a wobbly chair. Simply cut a slice of cork horizontally and slip it under the troublesome leg.
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