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Protect Your Joints
You can’t avoid household chores and lifting objects, but you can more aware of how what you lift and how you lift it. Avoid tasks that can put excess strain on your hips and knees and remember to use your legs to lift, not your back.
Safe lifting involves using your legs to spare your back. Bend your knees, tighten your abdominal muscles, and keep the object being lifted close to your body. Unsafe lifting techniques usually involve positions that will cause you strain when you add a load to them.
Avoid Twisting Motions
The use of twisting motions should be carefully monitored, and scaled back or eliminated as appropriate. When doing heavy work, such as housework, try to keep twisting to a minimum. In other activities, pay close attention to how you are moving your spine, as well as any warning signs such as pain or tightness, that may indicate trouble.
If you spend a lot of time at work hunched in front of a computer, take a break every 30 minutes to stretch. Try rotating your neck and arms through a complete range of motion several times. It is also important to take breaks to get your eyes off the computer screen. Eyestrain is one of the leading causes of headaches.
Low-impact exercises may help relieve the pain associated with primary headaches.