Something as simple as getting out of bed properly can help to ease strain on your back and prevent injury.
Although your spine and the muscles that support it are meant to be flexible, it’s important not to twist the spine when you turn.
Regardless of what sleeping position you prefer, keep your ears, shoulders, and hips aligned.
Bending properly can help you avoid back strain and injury. Here are some tips for proper bending.
If you must sit for long periods, get up from your chair several times an hour and move around.
Keep your feet shoulder-width apart, with one foot placed slightly in front of the other. Bend your knees slightly.
Pushing and pulling objects can affect your back, as well as your arms and legs. Follow these tips to help protect your back.
When carrying the load, keep it close to your body. Don’t twist your back—keep your shoulders and hips in line with each other.
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