Health Is Vital

Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.

Monday, January 2, 2017

E-training: Lifting and Protecting the Back

Over a third of work-place injuries involve the back and lifting.  The back was not designed for lifting.  Instead it was designed to support the trunk, support the weight of the body and help people walk upright.  It contains 24 bones, seven cervical, 12 thoracic and 5 lumbar.  Injuries to the back happen from poor posture, improper lifting, constant lifting and poor physical condition.  Lifting mistakes can be lifting with a bent bak, hold objects too far away from the body, twisting as you lift, not communicating with a partner when lifting, lifting several objects at a time or a big load, and losing your balance.

1 comment:

  1. Betsy DeBolt Stephens: Love your post Billy! I also went three years to the parade however I know two were different years than you. Such memories!