One-Minute Stretching Exercises to Help Reduce Back Pain

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Many people who work in an office in front of a computer know well the torment of back pain. Some caring companies organize special areas so their employees can have some rest. But if there is no such place in your company, you have to think about your health on your own.

Iraxis created a list of one-minute exercises that will help to strengthen back muscles and avoid future pain. You can have a workout no matter where you are.

  • Workout zone — any flat and solid surface (the floor, a table)
  • Workout duration — one minute for one exercise
  • Workout time period — morning, day, night
  • Workout frequency — every day

1. Spine strengthening and stretching

Influences: abs and back muscles

If performed correctly, you’llfeelsmooth and light stretching in your lower back.

Method 1

What to do: Gently put both knees on one side with your head in the opposite direction. Your shoulders should stay motionless, fixed, and pushed to the floor. Freeze in this position for 10 minutes, and repeat the same actions on the other side.

Reps: 4 times

Method 2

What to do: From the starting position, stretch your right leg, and bend your left one. Tilt your bended knee outward and your head inward. Your shoulders should stay fixed.

Reps: 20 times

Method 3

What to do: Gently, one at a time, tilt your knees to one side and then the other. At the same time, turn your head in the opposite direction.

Reps: 10 tilts without pauses

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