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Energy Conservation

Energy conservation involves changing ways to do daily tasks to reduce the energy used. Everyday activities can cause more fatigue because of the normal aging process.

Use the 4 P's below to feel less tired:

Prioritize

  • Decide which activity is the most important
  • You can say no to less important activities
  • Decide which activities can be done less often & take turns with someone else

Plan

  • Do your activity during the part of the day when you have the most energy
  • Switch between lighter and heavier activities
  • Plan for rest breaks throughout the day

Pace

  • Avoid Rushing
  • Work at a relaxed, steady pace using slow smooth movements

Position

  • Use work surfaces at a comfortable height and sit for long lengthy tasks
  • Store the items that you use the most often between shoulder and waist level. This limits climbing, bending and reaching.
  • Put items back in their set places to avoid lengthy searches. Ask all family members to do the same.
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