If we are not stretching our bodies and staying active, we are doing our bodies harm and may face a slew of painful problems sooner instead of later. But, we can easily alleviate this concern by stretching and exercising on a regular basis. There’s an assortment of ways to stretch and get the physical activity needed, but the four that are listed here are considered to be the best by many. What do we need to do to prevent pain?
- Thoracic rotation targets the spine and is done for up to two sets, with reps between 8-10 per side.
- Lumbar extension is a stretch that comes from yoga and will help to alleviate lower back pain
- The plank pose should be held for lengths ranging from 15 seconds to 3 minutes, at the most, depending on how long it can be held without shaking
“Back pain is as common as a cold in winter. It can be caused by poor posture, a strained sitting position, a rough night’s sleep, a tweak during exercise or, sometimes, for no good reason whatsoever.”