Back pain is an all too common occurrence for a lot of people, especially given the increasing amount of time we spend sitting each day. The potential causes of this discomfort can include an acute injury, muscle weakness and muscle tightness. The best way to prevent back pain is to ensure your back muscles are strong and flexible.
The helpful back stretches shown in this video are:
1) Hanging back stretch
2) Cat Stretch
3) Lying Torso Rotation (right and left sides)
Each stretch is done for 30 seconds for a total of two minutes.
Spending just two minutes each day stretching our backs can make a world of difference in keeping these muscles healthy and preventing the all-too-common lower back pain.
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