Stop Doing These 8 Everyday Activities, It May Damage Your Spine


The spine is the pillar of the body, holding it all together. It is important that you look after it at any age.

I'd chest has compiled a list of commonplace things that could be harmful to the spine.

8. Taking care of your teeth

The strain on the spine is much higher when we stand than when we walk for a long time. If you have to stand for long periods of time every day, you should find a way to reduce the negative impact on your spine.

What would you do to stop it?

Brush your teeth when leaning against the wall or the sink with your free hand.

7. Dishwashing

When doing the dishes, we normally stand half-bent with strained muscles. As a result, the thoracic section's intervertebral discs easily wear out, causing discomfort between the shoulder blades.

What would you do to stop it?

When you're washing up, put a chair or a stool under your knees. This will assist in lowering the blood pressure.

6. Changing a car wheel

Every second car owner has encountered this issue, which can cause you to have a headache for the rest of the day.

What would you do to stop it?

Do not lean over the steering wheel. Instead, sit on the ground next to it so that your eyes are level with the car's fender.

5. Taking bags from the grocery store

Despite the grim fact that retailers profit millions of dollars a year from the sale of plastic bags, still buy a second bag. A few extra cents can protect your spine from unnecessary strain.

What would you do to stop it?

It's important to remember to lift heavy items with your knees bent. A heavy item is anything that weighs more than 5 lbs (2 kg) for most women and more than 11 lbs for most men (5 kg).

Always note to hold your bags in both hands with their weight equally distributed.

4. Cleaning the flooring

We clean up our houses and brutally torment our spines at least once a week, if not every day. Legs and back strains, active arm movements, and weight lifting all sound dangerous.

What would you do to stop it?

Washing the floor with your hands and a floorcloth is not a good idea. Instead, use a mop or a broom.

3. Putting your shoes on

Our intervertebral discs are harmed by everything we do in a hunched position. Nutritional substances leave the spine under relentless strain, and it flattens. This causes pressing and stabbing pains in one or more areas. Only when our bodies are at ease, such as when sleeping, is a new supply of essential elements replenished. As a result, it's important that we pay attention to the sensations in our backs during the day and don't put them to the test.

What would you do to stop it?

When sitting and with your leg pulled up, it's best to lace your shoes. It's not a good idea to do it squatting on the floor or standing and leaning over.

2. Having to carry a backpack

Backpacks are common among people who aren't in school. We often stuff them to the brim in order to make the most of the available space. The spine is negatively affected by heavy weights and improper carrying.

What would you do to stop it?

There's a reason why backpacks have two straps. Use both of them to distribute the load evenly.

Prefer backpacks with large, comfortable straps. They absorb shock more effectively and relieve pressure on your neck and spine.

1. Taking heavy objects from a high vantage point

Your back stretches as you reach for something. Consider what happens to the spinal discs when the entire weight of a suitcase, even though it's empty, falls on them at the same time. It's like stomping on a balloon with a rock. Of course, the disks will not burst, but the effects can be severe if you do it repeatedly.

What would you do to stop it?

If you need to lift something heavy from the ceiling, use a chair to relieve the weight. The weight should ideally be at or above the level of your chest.