With only 2 days to go there is bound to be some frenetic rushing round buying, wrapping and delivering presents.
But do you know the best way to lift and carry your gifts to prevent lower back pain?
There is much debate in the scientific literature regarding straight or rounded back posture and which is safer.
We want everyone to have a healthy and happy Christmas so try following these simple tips..
- It’s generally recommended to adopt either a straight or slightly rounded back when lifting.
- Keep the present close to your body to avoid excessive strain.
- If carrying multiple presents try to split them up to reduce weight.
- Ask other to help if very heavy or awkward shapes and sizes.
Our own principle Kris Smith has presented his research on the topic at National and International conferences.
A link to the research can be found in the link below.
The Winchester Wellness Team