One of the common day to day activities in every one's life is to pick up an object from the ground, be it a house wife lifting a utensil from the floor, a mother picking up a child or a worker in a factory lifting a packet. In all such situations, the back should not be bent with the knee kept straight.

While picking up an object from the ground, one should not bend forward, pick up the object & then straighten the back. This puts a lot of stress on the lower back & cause backache. The correct way is to come close to the object, bend the knees, pick the object & stand up. When you carry the object from one place to another, keep it close to your body.