How to Practice Body Mechanics to Prevent Injury
A full body stretch with the help of a certified and experienced stretch practitioner is one of the best things that you can do to your body.
Regular stretching sessions will improve your flexibility, enhance your mobility, alleviate muscle pain, reduce your risk of injury, and improve your body mechanics so that you can manage to perform your daily activities with great ease and less effort.
Proper Body Mechanics for Injury Prevention
When You’re Standing
First, you’ll need to make sure that your feet are flat on the floor and are positioned about 12 inches apart from each other. Be sure to avoid locking your knees while you keep your shoulders down, your chest out, and your back straight.
When You’re Sitting
With your back straight, make sure that your lower back gets extra support from a rolled towel or a small pillow. Make sure that you change your position or get up and stretch your neck and shoulders every 30 minutes of you spend most of your time sitting. Make sure that the computer monitor is positioned at eye level.
When You Stoop, Squat and Kneel
When you think that you have to go down as far as a squat but you need to stay that way for more than just a few minutes, you’ll need to kneel. For each of the mentioned positions, make sure that you face the object and keep your feet apart while you’re tightening your stomach muscles and using your legs to lower yourself.
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