Not with your back!
This is my public service announcement today.
A long, long time ago, when I was young and foolish, I didn't listen to this sage advice. I was trying to move out of my dorm room, and instead of waiting for help, I decided to try to move a very heavy couch all by myself. Bad idea.
Now, 27 years later, I am still occasionally plagued by pain from the injury I incurred while moving that couch. It only happens about once a year now, but it can be quite random. Unfortunately for me, today is the day the old injury has decided to flare up. I am now reduced to walking around like a very old lady, shuffling around and asking people to bend over and pick things up for me.
This is even more unfortunate in that I have a 5K to run next weekend.
At least my chiropractor will be happy to see me again!
Lift with your legs, not with your back!