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How to Protect Your Back
- Keep your back straight with shoulders over hips, tailbone down.
- Use legs and abdominals when doing everyday tasks, as well as when sitting, standing or walking.
- Don't bend or twist, especially when lifting. The best way to lift an object is to squat down, bring it close to your body, then stand straight up.
- When getting up from an exercise mat or out of bed, slowly roll to your side. Then raise yourself with your arms.
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