For most people, back pain is simply part of life. Whether it happens at the end of a long day of work, after exercising, or after playing with your kids, you may have accepted back pain as part of the aging process.
However, you do not have to suffer through this debilitating condition. In just seven minutes, you can do seven stretches that completely relieve back pain and help you feel as good as new.
1. Knee to Chest Stretch
Lay on your back and stretch your legs out completely. Bend your right knee and place your hands on your calf. Gently pull your knee into your chest and hold for 30 seconds. Gently lower your right leg back to the floor. Repeat on the left side, holding the stretch for 30 seconds.
2. Hip Flexor Lunge
Surprisingly, back pain is often caused by tight hips. This lunge stretches out your hip flexors.
Step your right foot forward and lower your left knee to the floor in a lunge position. Make sure your left leg is pulled fairly far back. Hold for 30 seconds and return to a standing position. Repeat on the other side, holding for 30 seconds.
3. Figure Four Stretch
Return to a prone position on your back. Bend your right knee, keeping your right foot flat on the ground. Bring your left knee up to your chest and drape your ankle across the knee, letting your left knee fall out to the side. Hold for 30 seconds, switch sides, and hold for 30 seconds.
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