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Back be Better August 30, 2006

Posted by Amanda in Mouse Clicks.
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I’m having a slow day as far as inspiration to write about, so I’ll leave you with a quick link to another site. While surfing blogging community, I ran across Back Be Better. I was doing some research this summer over what types of training and one type I ran across was proper lifting and back safety techniques. Back Be Better looks like a good site for simple back care tips.

You knew that box was too heavy, but you lifted it anyway—and threw your back out.

Because your back is a sensitive mass of nerves, bones, tendons, and muscles, any strain from lifting, bending, or twisting can throw it out of kilter. Activities like shoveling snow or moving furniture can be back hazards if you’re not careful.

Falls, accidents, poor posture, or the wrong chair or mattress also can trigger back pain. So can conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis, ruptured or bulging back discs, or shifting vertebrae in your spine. Since your lower back supports most of your body’s weight, it’s the area most likely to get hurt.

Backaches are second only to headaches as the most common source of pain: 80 percent of American adults will have back pain some time in their lives.



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