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Exercises that could help with back pain


I hear a lot of people talking about back pain nowadays. In fact, more than 80 percent of Americans have suffered back pain throughout their lives. And maybe that’s why back pain is one of the most excuses to skip work, and believe it or not, it’s the second most common reason why people pay their doctors a visit. If you found yourselves in those 80 percent of people, or if you’re one of those people that only gets a twinge here are a couple of exercises that can help you eliminate any kind of back pain.

Walk! Don’t be Lazy

Try it out! I didn’t believe this either but I found out that walking can be one of the best exercises that helped me with my back pain. It’s easy it’s simple and everybody already does it, except they don’t do it as much as they should be doing it. If you feel some pain while walking or if you feel it’s uncomfortable for you to stand up then you should take some anti-inflammatory painkillers.

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A Simple Stretch – Knees-To-Chest!

Stretching out your entire back can be good for you. Start this exercise by lying down on your back and keeping your feet flat to the floor.  Bend your knees and with your hands try to pull one of your knees towards you, once you get it to your chest hold it there for a couple of seconds, release slowly and repeat this with the other leg. If you feel comfortable try and finish the exercise by pulling both of your knees towards your chest at the same time.

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Amazing for Your Back – Side to Side Stretch

Start this exercise lying on your back. Bend your feet on the ground and slowly start lowering them to the left side. Try to keep your back and shoulders straight on the ground. Once you get your legs all the way down hold that position for a couple of seconds and then slowly start doing the same thing but on the right side. Try and do this exercise 2-3 times a day and you will feel much better!

Simple yet Effective – Bridge

Lay down on the ground with your face facing up. Make sure that your shoulders are firmly pushed against the floor and your feet are at least hip-width apart.  When you feel ready to raise your torso up in the air using your abs and your legs hold the position for a couple of seconds and return to the floor.

Cat and cow stretch

This stretch requires you to be on your hands and knees. Make yourself comfortable and relax your back keeping it flat. Once you feel ready arch your back up and slowly breathe out. Hold it like this for a couple of seconds and then exhale pushing your abs down raising your face up to the ceiling.

Shoulder blade squeeze

This exercise requires you to sit on a chair that doesn’t have a backrest. Keep your back straight and start pulling your shoulder blades as tight together as you feel comfortable. Hold it like this for a couple of seconds and after that start slowly releasing back into your starting position.

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Back pain, a lot of people have it but nobody likes it. It can be one of the more excruciating and annoying pains. But, with these couple of exercises that we talked about today, you won’t have to worry about it. Because if you do them every now and then you won’t have this problem anymore! They are going to alleviate the back pain and prevent it from coming back again!


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