Ensure you check with your Chiropractor before attempting any strenuous exercises!
Bend your knees, not your back! Lift with your legs and hold object close to your body. Lift objects only chest high. When the load is heavy, get help and plan ahead to avoid sudden load shifts.
Always be sure of your footing.
Stand with one foot up, and change positions often. Bend with the knees to keep back straight. Walk with good posture by keeping your head high, chin tucked in, pelvis forward, and your toes straight ahead. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes.
Move your car seat forward to keep knees bent and higher than your hips. Sit straight and drive with both hands on the steering wheel.
Sit in chairs low enough to place both feet on the floor with your knees higher than your hips. You may cross your legs or put your feet up on a stool. Sit firmly against the back of your chair.
A good night’s sleep on a firm mattress is good for you and your back. Sleep on your side with your knees bent, or on your back with a pillow under your knees.