Lifting heavy objects incorrectly is a one way ticket to back pain. Here is how you should lift heavy objects in order to avoid back pain:
- Determine how heavy the object is: It’s important to determine how heavy the object is so you can figure out if you can lift it yourself or if you need 2 or more people.
- Bend your knees when lifting: Instead of bending at your waist, bend your knees. Doing this will help to support your back and stabilize yourself.
- Take small steps: Taking small steps with the heavy object helps you to maintain stability and balance.