These simple movements or daily routines can end up hurting you if you're not careful. Make sure to do these simple activities the right way as outlined below:
Posture. Posture. Posture. Make sure that you keep your chin up and don't slouch. If you know that you will be standing for an extended time, make sure you wear comfortable shoes.
Working at a Desk
Make sure that you are getting up every 20 minutes to stretch. The type of chair you have is critical. It should fit you correctly so that your back touches the chair and your feet are on the floor with knees at a 90-degree angle. Try to avoid looking down at your computer screen. It should be at eye level.
Make sure you have a supportive chair. When you are forced to sit for an extended period, for instance, at a desk job, get up and stretch every 20 minutes. Sit with your back against the chair, feet firmly on the floor. Do not cross your legs.
Lifting objects is one of the most common ways to injure yourself. Even if it is a light object, twisting or pulling in the wrong direction when you're not stretched out can damage muscles and the spine. You always want to bend at the knees and avoid lifting anything you know is too heavy.