Ergonomics has been used in designing work areas in many homes. You can use ergonomic principles to adjust such rooms as the kitchen and workshop to better fit your needs.
Organize your kitchen and workbench areas so that you can get the tools you use the most without having to stretch to reach them.
If you are quite tall, talk to a contractor about rebuilding counters or other work spaces so that you don’t have to bend when working. Frequent bending can strain the back.
When buying kitchen tools, choose ones with ergonomically designed handles. Such items as knives and potato peelers have been redesigned to fit the hand better, so that slicing and chopping are more comfortable. Look for ergonomically designed gardening tools as well.