Bake Off – Keep your back safe in the kitchen says Staines Chiropractor

bakeoffThe Great British Bake Off is in full swing and don’t we all love it. There have been some excellent bakes already and I’m sure we all have our favourites by now. Every year the show is on we get excited by the drama, the mistakes and even the dirty tricks by the contestants.

Being busy Staines Chiropractors we love the show and how it inspires many of you to start baking, but we do want to warn you to take care when giving it a go.

Baking is great but hard work

We really do love baking, the whole process of it, from the important chemistry at the beginning to the forming and cooking in the middle to the tasty, lovely finished product at the end.

Baking is great but it can take its toll. As busy Staines Chiropractors we feel the need to warn you about the back pain it can cause.

You can cause yourself all sorts of neck, shoulder and back pain. There are many ways in which you can hurt yourself during baking, such as heavy lifting, twisting, bending over etc. and we just want to share some simple advice with you.

Staines Chiropractor advises how to look after your back

 You can in fact still enjoy plenty of baking and remain pain free if you follow our advice;

The shopping – All that sugar and flour can weigh quite a bit and it’s important you don’t carry shopping bags that are too heavy and full. Spread the load and shop frequently to avoid this.

The baking– Be careful of the height of the countertop. Baking can be a time consuming activity and if you’re leaning over a counter that is too high or too low then you can cause yourself problems. If too low, prepare food on a chunky chopping board to boost the height and if too low try and spread your legs further apart to lower yourself without stooping over.

You can also cause your back a lot of grief by lifting heavy pots and pans, twisting your back when carrying heavy items and bending over a lot. Just ensure you follow standard lifting procedure here and lift with your legs, carry heavy objects in the direction you’re facing and take regular rests.

If you want further advice on keeping your back safe please get in touch with us at our busy Staines Chiropractic clinic.

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