Monday, 21 November 2016

Look After your Back!

It is so vitally important to look after your back, after all you only get one of them and once damaged it's hard to fix. There are a variety of things you can do to help keep your back safe, especially in the workplace. Having been a long time sufferer of sciatica, which at the moment is thankfully under control I can honestly say being careful and aware to prevent injuring your back is a high priority. 

So what can you do to look after your back I hear you ask......

  • Use a decent and properly designed chair such as these from cheap office chairs
  • Keep your manual handling training up to date!
  • Risk assess what you are about to lift of move
  • Ask for help when needed, if you think something might hurt your back get someone to assist!
  • If you do hurt your back it's important to keep mobile and take regular pain relief
  • Take regular breaks from sitting and screen time
  • If you do injure your back don't make it worse by trying to do more than you can
  • Be realistic and look after your back!!
For some more advice and some interesting information check out this cool infographic below......

* Collaborative Post. 

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