back safety


Funny Friday: Pick Up a Pen Without Throwing Out Your Back

I know this video is a good laugh, but did you know that 80% of people experience back pain in their lifetime? Did you also know that the #1 cause of back injuries is everyday activity - like picking up a pen off the floor. While it may not seem important, you should always put in the same thought and effort you would put into doing a deadlift at the gym, as you would picking up something light. Tips to keep in mind:

- Bend at the knees and hips
- Keep your core engaged and tight

These two quick things will go a long way towards protecting your lower back and keeping it pain free for the long haul.