Friday, 10 May 2019

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Simple remedies can prevent back pain

To avoid injury, do not lift objects that are too heavy. When attempting to lift something, keep your back straight up and down, head up, and bend at the knees to prevent injury. Pick up objects close to you. Stooping over puts undue stress on the back and leads to injury. Tightening your stomach muscles also helps support your back muscles and reduces back strain.

Exercise and healthy weight are important for overall health. High impact activities increase the likelihood of back injury. Low impact activities, such as swimming, walking and bicycling, increase overall fitness without straining the lower back.

When standing for long periods of time, it is best to keep your head up and stomach tight. A stool or foot rest eases back discomfort when standing. Avoid wearing high heels. When sitting, place your chair at the appropriate height. Automobile seats should have adequate lower back support. If not, place a small pillow or rolled up towel behind the lumbar area.

Home care is recommended for the initial treatment of lower back pain. The application of ice followed by heat, each for 10 minutes, provides relief for some people. Bed rest for one or two days may provide the healing time necessary to alleviate pain. Most experts recommend no more than two days of bed rest or decreased activity. More than two days of bed rest can lengthen the recovery time.

Sleeping with a pillow between your knees while on your side or under your knees while on your back helps align the back and provides relief. Acetaminophen and ibuprofen can be useful for controlling pain. Ibuprofen also helps control minor inflammation that can cause pain.


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My photos of newly open Bayfront Plaza

Exceptional company: Courts gives $24,000 of furniture, appliances to low-income elderly

For Ramadan this year, the retailer of home electronics and furniture products yesterday donated items such as sofas, bedding, standing fans, kitchen appliances and digital TVs, worth more than $24,000 in all, to low-income elderly Malay beneficiaries of local charity Care Community Services Society (CCSS).

The 22 beneficiaries live in rental flats in the MacPherson area.

Courts employees volunteered to hand-deliver these products to the families, clean their homes and host them to iftar at the CCSS Senior Activity Centre.