If while lifting heavy weights off the floor, you have been instructed to “mind your back”, there is a good reason behind it. Injured backs are a common result of picking up weights the “wrong” way. Back injuries thus caused tend to be more common after the age of 30 years and so it is important to take adequate precautions.
As a starter, you must try and avoid bending and lifting as much as you can.
Avoid putting objects on the floor because in that case, you will have to bend to pick them up. Try to instead place the objects on counters as well as surfaces as often as you can.
If the shelves in your home are low, try to build shelves that are above the height of lower shelves. If there is no way you can shift the shelves, try not keeping objects that you use often on these shelves.
If you must bend, make sure you follow these rules while lifting heavy objects to safe guard your back against injury.
From now, whenever you have to lift an object, remember that your back is not meant to be used as a lever. So, if you must pick something up, use your legs to do the job.
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