Avoid These 11 Common Activities That May Damage Your Spine

Your spine is literally the backbone of your body which is why you need to take good care of it at any age. The spinal cord is crucial as it not only keeps your body together but also performs a whole lot of other functions.

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But, you might end up hurting or damaging your spine with certain activities or actions that you perform in your everyday life. Immediately stop doing the following spine damaging activities.

1Carrying heavy bags from the supermarket

You should never skimp on a second bag to hold your items while returning from the supermarket, especially if you absolutely need it. By carrying two bags, you can even out the load and relieve extra strain and pressure on one side of your spine which is caused by carrying only one bag.

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How to prevent this:

Always lift heavy objects with your knees bent. Spend a little more on an extra bag and even out the weight by carrying two bags in both hands to save your spine from tilting too much to one side.

Carrying heavy bags from the supermarket

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2Not resting enough

Whenever you feel even the slightest bit of discomfort in your back, you should take rest. Many people tend to ignore the initial signs of spinal cord damage such as a barely-noticeable backache. You might not always be able to rest every time you have slight back pain, but when you do have the time, try to get as much rest as possible.

How to prevent this:

When you have the chance to rest, lie down with your feet up to reduce extra strain on your muscles.

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Not resting enough

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3Cleaning the floor

Even if you don’t clean your house every day when you do it people tend to mop or clean the floor in a bent-over position. This could torture and strain your back as well as your legs. It can even stress out your arms. Bending and doing things are some of the most harmful spine damaging activities.

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How to prevent this:

Instead of cleaning the floor with a floor-cloth, use a proper mop or a brush instead.

Cleaning the floor

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