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Best Lower Back Pain Stretches At Work
Have you ever wondered what lower back stretches you can do at work?
And more importantly:
How can I incorporate back stretches into my work day?
You’re definitely not alone.
These are common questions millions of people worldwide ask every day.
Stretching at work has to be discreet, compact and quick.
So we need something that does all three.
These tips will help you do exactly that.
#1. Getting up From Your Desk.
You need to get up from your desk to go to the bathroom, what do you do?
Instead of just standing up, place your hands on your desk and use them to push you up.
But the trick here is to lead with your back.
IMPORTANT! Before you even start using your legs, press your back away from your hands –
at the bottom or top of the back depending on where it hurts most.
Hold this back position as you push with your legs and arms, until you’re fully standing.
You’ve just done a 5 second back stretch. Without anyone noticing.
Now imagine how many of these 5 second stretches you will get each time you stand up in the day.
Lots of quick stretches often, that’s just what flexibility likes.
#2. Bending Down to Pick Something Up.
Let’s imagine that you’ve just dropped your pen or your car keys.
Here’s what you do.
Most people when they bend down to it in a sharp jerky movement and hence cause more pain.
The trick is to do it slowly.
Relax your legs and back and slowly bend towards the floor, first from your head, then shoulders and finally back and waist.
Start with your legs a little bent at first, eventually you’ll be bending down with straight legs.
Stay relaxed as you come up and slowly reverse the movement, head coming up last.
You can play around with this trick. Do it as you bend to tie your shoes.
Or even ‘pretend’ to drop something each time you need to stretch your back.
So things to remember are:
1. Keep your stretching movements slow and smooth.
2. Breathe through your stretches – breathing out as you go through the main stretch (but obviously don’t let out big groans as if you’re getting out of bed!).
– Short, frequent stretches are better than 1 long one. I recommend doing this every couple of hours, even if it means ‘making up’ reasons to bend down or get up from your seat. Your boss won’t notice if it’s short.
There we go, two little ways to use everyday life to stretch at work without even feeling like you’re stretching. These little frequent stretches will have a major boost to your wellbeing.
Lower back pain of course can be much less if you stretch before and after work.
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