Fall Season Chores Put Your Back Health at Risk

You can suffer a back or neck injury at any time of the year. And in some cases, these injuries are the result of a mistake while working around your home.

During the fall season, there are several chores that put your back health at risk. These include but are not limited to the following:

•    Heavy lifting: For example, if you’re closing down your garden for the year, you may find yourself lifting heavy objects such as bags of soil and landscaping stones.
•    Slip and fall: There are many causes of fall slip and fall accidents, ranging from slippery surfaces (caused by rain) to improper use of a ladder.
•    Setting up holiday decorations: While it sounds easy enough, you know that challenges will arise along the way. Maybe you find yourself high up on a ladder hanging lights from your home. Or perhaps you have to carry your Christmas tree from your car into your home.

Before you take on any fall chore, consider if there’s anything that could put your health and well-being at risk. This will help you take steps to prevent trouble that could slow you down well into the winter months.

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