Today in Functional Anatomy, we learned the proper way to vacuum, sweep, or mop! This may sound ridiculous, but these are activities that everyone does and usually does incorrectly. Lower back pain may result due to the strain placed on the back while doing these chores.
- The force needed to do these chores should come from the legs (they should push and pull the vacuum).
- The back should act as a stabilizer, not a force generator.
- Movement should be generated from a rocking motion of the legs.
- The arm holding the vacuum handle, broom, or mop should be held close to the body.
- The natural curves of the spine should be maintained.
Anybody contemplating being a donor? Tony recently showed me this comic and I absolutely loved it.
Did anyone read this in the news?
The professor wasn't trying to encourage people to eat junk food to lose weight, but was pointing out how loosing weight is all about math (calories consumed < calories burned = weight loss). The worst part about this diet "experiment" is that we don't know the long term effects (other than those regarding weight) of eating junk. I think that many people will hear about this article and think that loosing weight comes down to the math--and I agree that it does--but weight is not the sole factor in determining HEALTH. The professor may have lost weight, but how has his body suffered from his poor dietary choices? A question to ponder...