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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.