Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children > Health-in-Motion 16 November 2015 When lifting objects from the floor Ergonomics experts CS Body Health say this is how you should lift a heavy object from the floor: 1. Open your legs enough to allow yourself to bend your knees to 90 degrees while maintaining your spinal s-curve (the so called 'straight' back). 2. Bring yourself close enough to the object to hug it. 3. Lift it up, holding it underneath and keeping it close to yourself 4. Straighten your legs and move your feet in the direction of the offload point. Always make sure your feet are facing the direction that you're moving in to protect your knees. 0 More in Newsletters Work-family balance More: Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Sex What switches our sex drive on and off? Medical How older people can prevent harmful drug interactions Lifestyle Healthy diet protects teens against later weight gain Parenting Childhood gardening may encourage fruit and veg consumption Fitness Working out in the concrete jungle Lifestyle How long has your doctor been on duty? From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.