Organize Well to Ease your Pain
Another bonus to owning less is cleaning less and moving things less often, which amounts to less work for your sore joints.
Use your Living Space Wisely
The way you move around your abode can make for a safer and easier home life. In some cases, you may need to upgrade certain fixtures, like replacing door knobs with levers for better grip, but in many cases, better organization and less mess is your first step to more comfort.
A few cheap and clever adjustments can help your space work better for you:
Exercise Your Legs and Hips
You certainly don’t need a gym to stay in good shape and prevent disastrous falls – you have all the tools you need in the comfort of your own home.
Do seated marches and leg raises each day at the same time – perhaps when you sit down to breakfast, or else before you get up from the table – and hold the back of the couch or an arm chair for support as you rise up onto your toes for a few sets of calf toning reps.
The more active you are now, the more active you will continue to be, so use all the resources around you for a home exercise routine.
Get Into the Tub
Even if you’re not a bath person, adding a soak or two each week can help a lot with your pain, especially if you use Epsom salts. The sodium and magnesium in Epsom salt can be absorbed through the skin, and have been shown to reduce pain and inflammation.
Adding a few drops of lavender essential oil can help you relax even more, or if you want to energize your sore muscles for the day ahead, a small dose of peppermint oil will both soothe and invigorate your body.