If you have been experiencing back pain for a considerable amount of time you have probably been told at some point or another that you need to stretch regularly. There are a number of different ways that you can do this, from organized classes to exercises that can be done at home. Here are several different ways that are great for you to stretch and as long as you take it easy if you’re experiencing back pain now, you can help your health and overcome many of the problems that you are experiencing.
The first type of stretching that you should be doing takes place before you even get out of bed in the morning. In order for you to stretch your back out in this way you should be grasping the bottom part of your leg and tucking your knee up into your chest as far as it will comfortably go. Hold this position for 15 to 20 seconds and then release, doing it again with the other way. This should be done three or four times every morning before you get out of bed and it is an excellent way for you to stretch out the lower part of your back and to get it ready for the day.
You can also do a more organized type of stretching throughout the day, perhaps taking the time to stretch every hour. Having a problem with our posture because we work in the same position for long periods of time may actually cause problems in various parts of the back. If you take the time to stretch your neck gently on a regular basis throughout the day, you may be able to avoid many of the problems that occur as a result of this type of work related tension.
Another type of stretching is a little bit more organized and comes in the form of either yoga or Pilates. There are also some excellent stretching and video that you can watch and do at home. If you follow these on a regular basis you would be surprised with how limber you will become a short period of time. This limberness not only helps you to get through the day but it will help you overcome many of your back problems and to avoid them from coming back in the future. It’s an excellent way for you to treat yourself to some health benefits.
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