Follow these tips to avoid compessing the spinal disc or straining your back while lifting
- Use the large muscles of your legs to lift, let the quadriceps and hamstrings do the work.
- Hold the item close to your body and as close to your centre of gravity as possible
- Don’t twist with your back, move with your feet. Keep your hips and shoulders in alignment.
- Pull or push if able, rather that lift.
- Don’t jerk the load. Lift smoothly.