October 23, 2019

Ease Low Back Soreness

Fit Body:

Standing Low Back Stretch

Ease low back soreness that comes from sitting for too long. Take a break, stand up and do this low back stretch. Bend forward placing your hands on your knees. Keep your weight centered. Tuck your chin into your chest, inhale and round your back. Next, exhale, lift your head and arch your back. Perform 3-5 repetitions moving at your regular breathing rate.

 

*Consult your physician before performing stretch.

 

Build a Strong Back

Get Fit Quick Tip:

Strengthen your Back.

Build a strong back by performing this exercise. Begin on the floor on your hands and knees. Keeping your spine aligned and belly button pulled up, lift your right hand and your left knee up off the floor. Return to the floor, and immediately lift your left hand and your right knee up off of the floor. Repeat alternating movement until 10 reps are complete. To progress, lift your right hand and extend your arm forward parallel to the floor. At the same time, lift your left knee up off of the floor and extend your leg until it is parallel to the floor. Hold for a count of 5, then release. Repeat the same movement with your left hand and right knee.

 

*Consult your physician before performing exercise.

Sit a desk all day? This stretch is for YOU!

Get Fit Quick Tip:

Chest and Front Shoulder Stretch!

If you sit at a computer most of the day, or are hunched over a desk for hours on end, do this stretch a few times every day:

Inhale and lace your fingers behind your head. Exhale, pull your shoulders down and back, and elbows wide. Hold for a count of 10, then release.

Not only does this stretch ease tension in your neck due to pulling your shoulders back correcting posture, but you’ll also decrease low back tension due to sitting up straight with your spine aligned and upright.

 

 

*Consult your physician before performing exercise.