3 Exercises That Will Help Heal Back Pain

Having back problems? Studies have shown that moving more can be the best medicine. Here are few things to help relieve your back pain.

1. Stretching

Evidence: Studies show that stretching is great at calming back-pain.

Why it's effective: Whether it's a static or dynamic pose, you can increase your flexibility and decrease back pain.

Attempt this move: Half Lunge (stretches hips, calves)

Stand with feet staggered, left leg in front. Bend from around 90 degrees and lower the back knee a several inches off the ground. Press your right hip forward and hold it for about 30 seconds.

2. Practice Yoga

Evidence: Studies show that people who practice yoga have less back pain and increased mobility.

Why it's effective: Yoga combines stretching with strength and balance poses, which helps shore up weak muscles and release tight ones. It can relieve tension and stress.

Attempt this move: Child's Pose (helps to keep your back limber in a relaxing stretch)

Sit on your heels about knees hip-distance apart. Breathe than exhale your lower torso between your thighs around 30 seconds.

3. Strength Training

Evidence: Physical therapists have long supported traditional strengthening to help improve strength for daily activity.

Why it's effective: It stabilizes and strengthens your entire body. When your body gets used to handling heavy weight, it'll make everyday tasks easier and you'll put less strain on your body.

Try this move:Body Squat (strengthens legs, glutes, core)

You'll stand with feet hip-distance apart, bend your knees, shifting the hips back as if sitting into a chair, and lift arms. You'll hold it for a count and repeat the process about 15 reps.

By getting into a groove with different workouts, you'll help increase strength, dexterity, and flexibility.

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