Ease Your Spine: Gentle Sitting Stretches for Stress-Free Back Relief
Dr. Watins demonstrates gentle sitting stretches for stress-free back relief
This is an exercise called brueggers. It's an exercise that you can do periodically throughout the course of a day, especially when you're sitting for any length of time. Years of repeated stress on your spine causes a lot of back pain, discomfort, and poor posture. Basically, what we're going to do is we're going to have him do this stretch every 20 minutes for 5 seconds each stretch.
What you're going to do is, you're going to put your hands behind your back, then straighten your elbows. When you straighten the elbows, you're now stretching out the chest muscles. Then, we're going to have him arch his back. When he arches his back, it's the opposite of what he's doing regularly when he's sitting at the desk and sitting at the computer, his head goes back a little bit and he holds a stretch for five seconds. As a result, you're resetting the ligaments. Resetting the muscles and the tendons and you're preventing repetitive stress. The repetitive stress from when you're sitting all day.
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