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Tips For How To Prevent And Avoid Back Injuries
There are so many different tips out there for helping to prevent back injuries. Just for lifting techniques alone, I’m looking at a list of 8 different suggestions. Whether you are lifting objects, exercising, sitting, sleeping, you name it, there is advice to consider in order to avoid back injuries. Our spines are important.
Accidents happen, and our bodies age. We are working against those two factors right there, and we know that we want to keep our spines in good shape. So let’s start by looking at some tips about lifting that can help you ensure your back stays protected. First, it’s always good to use a wide stance when you are lifting. That’s to help you maintain proper balance.
You also want to keep those arms straight, and you don’t want to lift any loads that are too heavy for you. Be sure you are properly facing any load you’re lifting, too. One thing you don’t want to do is get in a hurry and so any side lifting. Use your body weight to help lift the object as well.
Now, we’ve identified some tips to help prevent back injuries when lifting. But what about other activities? Just like you don’t want to do any side lifting, you also want to avoid any types of twisting motions in general, as much as possible.
Did you know that your diet also comes into play? One essential tip is that you need to be sure you drink plenty of water. We all need water and lots of it, and that just served as a reminder for me. It’s also important to remain active.
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Healthy weight, sleeping positions, and getting up after sitting for long periods of time all come into play as well. Make sure that you’re doing everything you can to keep your back in good shape. You want to be healthy, and your back has everything to do with your mobility.