Lifting is a commonplace activity no matter your work or life situation. Because you lift items every day, it’s easy to forget to take lifting seriously and take care of yourself while doing so. Sometimes it feels most efficient to twist your body to move an object instead of moving your feet in the correct direction before setting the item down, but shortcut movements like this can often lead to pain or injuries. Here are some easy ideas to practice so that they become habits.
Practice these recommendations when lifting small items, even a pencil, from the floor. You will start to develop better habits as you keep trying safer techniques.
Stretch specific areas daily that are used during lifting:
As always, visit your Doctor of Chiropractic to get adjusted. This will help your spine stay in alignment. He or she may educate you on specific stretches and exercises for your condition.