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Susan Allison, RNC, BSN, MPA posted:
If you have osteoporosis you should avoid picking up heavy objects in the first place. However, if you must pick up an heavy object, never bend way over so so far forward that your back is parallel to the ground. This places a lot of strain on your back.

To properly lift an object off the floor, first kneel on one knee. Place one hand on a table or stable chair for support if you need it. Bring the object close to your body at waist level. Gently pull your abdomen (tummy) in to support your back and breathe out when you are lifting an object or straightening up. Do not hold your breath. Stand using your legs and thigh muscles.
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