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Have a physically demanding job? Look after your body as you get older

If you work in a physically demanding job, your body is the tool you rely on to support yourself and your family. What happens when it stops working?

It’s a question many Australians are left to answer, especially as they get older.

Needless to say, a big part of the problem is our tendency to ignore health problems in the hope they’ll go away.

A 2018 survey commissioned by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), showed that not only are almost a quarter of tradies not seeking help from a professional for an injury early enough, they treat their equipment better than their bodies.

It’s not just tradies, either. Countless jobs require spending long hours on your feet without a break. It’s also work like nursing and aged care, where your body is often bending, twisting and lifting.

Whether you’re worried about a sore back, or are feeling constantly worn out, here are some strategies for looking after the most important tool you have: your body.

Published by ABC Life to read more open the attached link https://www.abc.net.au/life/how-to-look-after-your-body-physically-demanding-job/11297006

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