Good 'ol fashion manual labor can certainly be tough on the body of the working man (and woman!). In fact, the National Bureau of Economic Research States that "The rate at which health deteriorates with age is faster in manual occupations than in non-manual occupations. For many people, work wears out their health" .
Now, this doesn't apply to every person, and there are certainly health benefits to not working a sedentary job all day. However, intensive repetitive motions mandated in manual labor jobs can certainly have negative lasting effects on the back, shoulders, legs, knees...pretty much your whole body, really.
Don't fret! Some simple tweaks in your daily routines can help decrease the harm that your manual labor job has on your body. Here are 9 ways to help save your body from the lasting effects of manual labor:
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9 Ways to Save Your Body From Lasting Effects of Hard/Manual Labor
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