Tips for having a strong back!

Posted on Jun 29 2011 - 4:03pm by GJ Staff

back issues

Nowadays most of us have back issues due to a lot of computer work and less gym.If you want to avoid going to the doctor we have just the right thing for you:

– Learn to bend over safely from the hips and knees, not the waist. Start with your feet shoulder-width apart and keep your back straight. Do not twist; turn to face the object you wish to reach before you bend.

– To reach your feet (for example, to tie your shoes), sit on a chair and cross one foot at a time over the opposite knee, or stand with one foot on a stool.

– Lifting an object can be problematic. If possible, first get down on one knee and lift the object to your waist; then stand up, holding it close to your body.

– When carrying packages, use two bags with handles packed as evenly as possible, and carry one bag in each hand. If you have recently had a vertebral fracture, limit the weight you carry to 10 pounds.

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