It’s estimated that some 31 million Americans suffer from lower back pain in one form or another at some point in their lives. Lower back pain can not only greatly limit your ability to play sports and partake in physical activities, but it may also effect you when you’re sitting or lying down. Lower back pain is becoming more of a widespread problem, thought to be caused be the fact that people are living more sedentary lifestyles. Lack of exercise, too much sitting down watching TV and working at a computer desk all day are the most likely to blame for your lower back pain.
#1: The Total Back Stretch
Lean forward and grab onto the edge of an object – this can be your couch, desk, counter top or whatever you have nearby. As you bend forward, push your butt out until you feel the tightness in your lower back. Hold this stretch for 15 seconds and repeat 3 times.