lifting can strengthen your body and your spine. However, improper
lifting can cause spinal injury and debilitation. Each year, the
quality of life of millions of individuals is diminished due to
are seven simple but profoundly important rules for lifting.
Carefully applied they will help you prevent injury.
and think before you lift. Most lifting injuries occur when
you are rushed or preoccupied.
heavy objects close to your body.
lifting heavy objects practice:
your feet wide apart.
out your chest and tucking in your chin.
your stomach muscles.
your back upright.
your knees not your back.
your shoulders parallel to the floor
as much as possible.
carrying a load over a long distance or for
a long time, shift the load occasionally from one side to
the other side and change position. Every half-hour put the
load down and stretch your arms over your head while breathing
- Do not
lift and twist your back at the same time.
- Do not
lean forward without bending your knees.
lifting objects above the level of your shoulders.
of the proper beginning
low lifting posture:
are spread wide apart.
box is held close to your torso creating a short lever
for the lift.