How to properly lift- 5 Tips to spare your lower back
Hi Guys, If your looking for 5 quick tips to lift and carry things safely, this post is for you!
Although these tips are relevant to everyone, they are especially important for those dealing with lower back pain, and new mothers. typically it's the simple things (like bending over to brush your teeth, tying your shoes, or picking up children) done repeatedly, an often incorrectly during the day that end up being the main drivers of lower back pain.
Try including these tips through out your daily activities.
1.Setting the shoulder into a stable and strong position
2.Always use the hips by hinging back (instead of flexing the spine)
3.Brace the core and keep spine neutral
4.Always keep the object(s) close to your body
5. Never lift and twist the spine (lift first, then turn with feet)
Thanks for reading and I hope you found these lifting suggestions useful! Please reach out with any questions or comments and let us know how your exercise routine is going!
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