Risk: Lifting Kids
Risky Behavior: Lifting your kid onto playground equipment
What Hurts: Back and shoulders
Soothing move: Alleviate back and shoulder pain while tightening core by lying on back with knees bent, feet on floor, and heels together. Reach arms overhead, squeeze inner thighs together, and engage abs. Bring arms forward; inhale and roll torso up. Exhale, reaching arms over knees, stretching back and shoulders, and pulling abs in tighter. Inhale, rolling back down to mat; exhale, stretching arms overhead. Repeat 10 times.
Prevention pointer: Strengthen lifting muscles by placing two 5-pound weights in front of you, shoulder-width apart. Squat with abs tight and back straight; pick up a weight in each hand. Push off ground with feet (as if going to jump) to standing position, with weights at sides. Keeping elbows in, curl weights to shoulders, then push them overhead. Reverse movements, bringing weights to floor. Do 3 sets of 10.