Having back pain is not a pleasant feeling. About one in four Americans say they have experienced back pain.
- Hurdler Stretch (standing) – While standing, put one foot on a chair in front of you. Now bend your forehead forward and try to touch it to your knee. Hold for 10 to 15 seconds. Start with three repetitions and then increase gradually by one every other day until you reach 12 repetitions.
- Abdominal Curl – Lie on your back, knees bent and feet flat on the floor, with your hands clasped behind your head. Slowly curl your shoulder blades up off the floor, leaving your back on the floor. Hold for five seconds and slowly lower your head and shoulders. Start with five repetitions, increasing the number by five, as the curls get easier.
- Back Extension – Lie on your stomach. Raise your head and shoulders. Hold for 10 seconds, and then return and relax. Do five repetitions; build up by two as it becomes easier.
Do the back exercises everyday to reduce back pain as well as to aid on overall well-being.