Avoid these eight everyday activities and save your spine

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WEB DESK: Taking care of your spine is essential as it keeps your whole body together. Moreover, throughout the day, we do things or activities that directly affect our spine but we don’t really pay attention to the damages they cause to it. 

Here is a simple guide to save your spine!

Taking heavy objects from above

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Your spine stretches when reach up to take something. It impacts on your spinal discs when you tries to take down a suitcase even a empty one. And, it is like a heavy object on a balloon which is of course a delicate thing. Your discs won’t be damaged at first but constant activities likes could harm you later in life.

How to avoid it

When in need to take down something heavy, always use a chair to minimize the pressure or weight. The whole should be at the chest level.

Carrying a backpack

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Backpacks are essential but don’t fill it with unnecessary items. A heavy weight backpack, carried in an incorrect way can impact on your spine negatively.

How to avoid it

You may have backpacks with two straps. They are given for a reason hence, use both straps so that your shoulders will bear equal weight.

 

Lacing up your shoes

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Bending over is a posture that everyone does hundred of time in a day which is extremely dangerous for inter-vertebral discs. It gets flatten due to constant pressure as nutritional substances leave during such posture.

How to avoid it

For instance, you encounter such posture when lacing your shoes. It is suggested to lace it up while sitting with one leg pulled up.

Washing the floor

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We all treat our spine in a wild way while washing floors. Since cleaning is essential, pay more attention to posture as it may harming your silently.

How to avoid it

The easiest way to get rid of such painful cleaning is to use mops. Avoid washing floor with hands.

Carrying bags from the supermarket

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It is also a everyday activity. It is suggested to distribute your groceries into two bags to avoid pressure.

How to avoid it

Never hold all the bags in one hand even after distribution of groceries. Also, women can carry up to objects weighing around 2 kg while men up to 5 kg.

Changing a car wheel

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If you own a car, you have to deal with it every other day. And then, back pain till the rest of the day.

How to avoid it

Avoid bending over while changing wheel but sit next to it adjusting eyes on the same level. This is more convenient.

Washing up

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We stand in a half-bent position while doing dishes. This posture impacts on the inter-vertebral discs of the thoracic section and it creates pain between shoulder blades.

How to avoid it

Always put a chair or stool under knee while dishing as it will decrease the pressure.

Brushing your teeth

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You may not believe it but brushing your teeth in a wrong posture also impacts on spine negatively.

How to avoid it

While doing it, try lean on the nearest wall or sink with a free hand.

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