Back pain may be rooted in the way you perform everyday activities. Here are the dos and don'ts for good back health.
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Lifting Heavy ObjectsDo
- Keep the object close to you by positioning it between your legs before lifting.
- Keep a wide base of support by spreading your legs at least a couple of feet apart, and by keeping one foot in front of the other.
- Bend from your back when lifting. Instead, bend from your knees and hips, keeping your back upright at all times. If the object is too heavy, get help.
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