Practicing proper body mechanics is important for maintaining a healthy spine. Here are some proper body mechanics you should be practicing:
- Maintain good posture: Maintaining good posture helps you to avoid back pain. Stand up straight with your shoulders back and relaxed. Avoid slouching forward.
- Avoid sitting for long periods of time: If your job requires you to sit for long periods of time, try getting up every once in a while and stretch or take a little walk. Sitting for a long period of time can put strain on your spine and cause pain.
- Sleep properly: It’s important that when you’re sleeping you’re sleeping in a supportive position for your spine, you have a supportive mattress, and a supportive pillow.