HOW TO AVOID BACK INJURY

HOW TO AVOID BACK INJURY

Reduce the risk of back pain and injury by following these smart tips.

Here are a few other tips to keep in mind during daily activities:

  1. Getting out of bed:
  • Roll on your side and bend both knees toward your chest in a loose fetal position.
  • Push your upper body into a sitting position, legs over the edge of the bed.
  • Stand up, keeping your back straight.

 

  1. Loading and unloading:
  • Keep loads small and close to you.
  • Keep a straight back, and use your leg muscles to do most of the work.
  • Pivot on your feet to turn around, instead of twisting your upper body.

 

  1. Shoveling and sweeping:
  • Make sure your feet and the buckle on your belt face your shovel or broom.
  • Keep your feet moving, and stretch with your arms and back.

 

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