A start of a good habit.

back_pain_cincinnatiThere is so much to do around the office. From the moment we log in up to the last second of our shifts. We spend five or six days a week in the office. It doesn’t matter how we do our jobs, as long as it gets done.

When we do a lot of things, time flies so fast and we hardly feel tired not until we make our way home. In every physical task that we do, there is a proper body mechanics that we should follow. Here are common office tasks that require a proper body mechanics. These tasks are usually not considered to be important. But it’s time to think again.

Let’s start out with 3 simple things that we usually experience in the office. You’ll be surprised at how easy these tasks are.

  • Sitting. Make sure that the level of the chair that you are using is just right for the height of your office desk. This will prevent you from slouching that will result to back pain. Sit straight and relax while breathing normally. Always make sure that your shoulder muscle is not tensed. You can fix that by consciously relaxing it. This can also be done to other muscle groups.
  • Lifting. Always check the weight of the object you are lifting. Maintain a wide base by keeping your feet apart to prevent the possibility of slipping. Bend your knees and hold the object as close as possible to you and slowly lift the object up. It Is always safe to ask for help or use a device that can assist in prevent yourself from having a back injury.
  • Picking up fallen objects (papers, ball pen, etc.). It is better to bend your knees instead of just bending your back forward to pick up any fallen objects.

Repetition can help you build a habit. Repeat the things that can cause good things to you. Influence your colleagues to practice good body mechanics too!

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