Don’t try to sit up from a lying position using your abdominal muscles. Instead, bend your knees, turn onto your side and push yourself up with your arms.
Remember to unlock your knees when standing and refrain from wearing high-heels.
Avoid standing with your hands on your hips and pushing your tummy forward.
Let others lift heavy items for you and avoid carrying toddlers.
Avoid twisting your spine on top of your pelvis, instead try moving your whole body with your feet. For example, when getting out of the car, turn your whole body towards the open door as you place your feet on the ground.
Avoid remaining in one position for too long.
Keep your pelvic floor strong.
Breathe deeply into your lower abdomen, especially when stressed.
Gently stretch your body daily.
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