How many times per day do you reach to the floor?

How many times per day do you reach down to the floor to pick up a light object? Consider how you do this reaching because it is quite frequent. And if you bend/twist your back every time, you are at high risk for back pain. So let’s consider a typical weekday and count up the …

Core strength position

What is the strongest position for your back to be in? Being upright with good posture! That is the only position that enables you to lift a very heavy load without hurting yourself. So let’s talk about a few ways to strengthen your core in that position. Sitting: Sit upright without leaning on the back …

The perfect SQUAT

In light of yesterday’s video, “How to make a bed,” let’s talk about squatting. Can you squat down to the floor while keeping your back straight? If there were a 20-lb. box on the floor, could you pick it up by squatting the right way? Can you make your bed without bending your back? Just …

PAIN PREVENTION in the Christmas story

1. Joseph practicing his carpentry (with good technique). 2. The wise men walking a long way from the East.3. The shepherds hurrying to see baby Jesus.4. Mary and Joseph walking/riding to Bethlehem for the census.5. All the visitors squatting or kneeling down to see Jesus in the manger (with their backs straight 🙂6. The shepherds …