Body Mechanics for Back Safety
A Safer Way to Get Out of Bed
Something as simple as getting out of bed properly can help to ease strain on your back and prevent injury.
How to Bend Properly
Bending properly can help you avoid back strain and injury. Here are some tips for proper bending.
Tips for Safer Lifting
When carrying the load, keep it close to your body. Don’t twist your back—keep your shoulders and hips in line with each other.
The Right Way to Push and Pull
Pushing and pulling objects can affect your back, as well as your arms and legs. Follow these tips to help protect your back.
Sitting Pretty: Protect Your Back
If you must sit for long periods, get up from your chair several times an hour and move around.
Good Sleeping Posture Helps Your Back
Regardless of what sleeping position you prefer, keep your ears, shoulders, and hips aligned.
Stand Up for Good Posture
Keep your feet shoulder-width apart, with one foot placed slightly in front of the other. Bend your knees slightly.
Back Health: How to Turn Safely
Although your spine and the muscles that support it are meant to be flexible, it’s important not to twist the spine when you turn.