Injuries are often a sign that we aren’t practicing self awareness and listening to our bodies. Take a moment and slow down, think about what you are doing before you do it. It is is very important to strategically plan out any strenuous activity before you attempt it.
One of the most common types of injuries among adults are back injuries. About 80% of adults will experience a back injury in their lifetime. Your back is an integral part of your body and will affect many of the other parts of your body in the event of an injury. Any back injury can cause a detriment in your quality of life and your happiness.#Injuries are often a sign that we aren’t practicing self awareness and listening to our #bodies. Take a moment and slow down, think about what you are doing before you do it. Click To Tweet
Most of these injuries are completely preventable. There are many steps and tips that can help you protect your back from harm. Simply Self Storage collected the most important back injury prevention tips as well as rehabilitating stretches for anyone struggling with a back injury and compiled them into a helpful infographic.
The steps to executing a healthy lift include:
Keep a wide base of support
Keep your chest forward
Lift with the legs
Lead movement with the hips
Keep heavy objects close to your body
Push objects rather than pull
Another important thing to note is that you need to know your limits—don’t be afraid to ask for help if whatever you are lifting is out of your reach. And if you aren’t sure if it’d too heavy or not, It is much better to be safe than sorry.
Unfortunately, sometimes things just happen. In the event of a back injury there are steps that you can take at home to help yourself heal. Of course if you think your injury is serious or you don’t see any improvements, you should go see a physician.About 80% of adults will experience a #back injury in their lifetime. Most of these #injuries are completely preventable. There are many steps and tips that can help you protect your back from harm. Click To Tweet
Some great healing stretches include:
Supine Knees to Chest
Supine Spinal Twist
These yoga poses and stretches aren’t just for those who are injured. Everyone should stretch daily. Keeping yourself limber and in shape will also help you to avoid any injury.Most #back injuries are completely preventable. There are many lifting and #stretching techniques that can help you protect your back from harm.Click To Tweet
Check out the infographic below for more details:
Don’t let a back injury get in the way of your life. Prevention is the goal. Being mindful, using the right tools and following these tips are the essential steps you need to take. I hope that these tips help you stay happy, healthy, and back injury free!
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