Summertime is a common time to do some work around the yard. While this is a great way to connect with the outdoors and get active, there are also some safety tips you should keep in mind for a healthy back. At Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center in San Rafael, CA, we want you to stay safe while working on your lawn and gardens.
- Stop working when you know your back has had enough. Even scheduling small breaks in your day can help keep you from being overworked.
- Know how much you can lift. Use proper lifting techniques and do not attempt to lift, push, or pull something that you know is too heavy for you. In addition, never twist your body while lifting anything. Wait until you are fully upright to turn. Turn with your knees not from your back or hips.
- Find ways to make tasks easier on yourself. Bring your projects up to your level so you do not have to crouch or hunch over them. Working off of a workbench or table can help. Another tip is watering the soil to make any digging or pulling weeds easier.
- Utilize garden tools that exist to make your job easier. Some of these helpful tools include kneeling pads, equipment straps, and spades.
Yard work can be tough on the back, but the finished product is rewarding. Just remember to be good to your back and your back will be good to you! To schedule an appointment with Summit Chiropractic andLongevity Center in San Rafael, CA, call our office at (415) 721-7520 or visit our website,www.summitchiro.net.