Stretching Articles

6 Stretches To Do In The Morning If You Have Back Pain

Writer: COLLEEN TRAVERS | Outlet: HuffPost ----> “About 85% to 90% of back pain is mild to moderate and does not need to be treated by a doctor,” said Neel Anand, a professor of orthopedic surgery and the director of spine trauma at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. “It’s often an inflammatory issue that will go away on its own, with an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication.”

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Do you wake up feeling stiff? Here's four stretches you can do every morning

Writer: MATT EVANS | Outlet: Fit and Well ----> Do you wake up feeling a little bit sore and stiff every morning? Us, too. You can eat to reduce inflammation and get better joints (and we strongly recommend the best fish oil supplements and best supplements for joints) but sometimes, muscular pain creeps into our lives, especially as we get older. 
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Neck pain: “The 6 pilates stretches and exercises that eased my neck aches”

Writer: FLORIE MWANZA | Outlet: Strong Women ----> The culprits behind niggling neck and back pains are so varied that it can be hard to pinpoint an exact cause. But, according to Phyllis Woodfine, an osteopath of 30 years, common causes include: “static postures such as sitting at a desk for long periods of time, and repetitive actions such as heavy lifting without stretching, and doing something continually on one side.”
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This 15-Minute Lower Back Stretch Is the Next Best Thing to a Massage

Writer: ERIN BUNCH | Outlet: Well and Good ----> If you’re one of the millions of people who experience lower back pain, you know it can be debilitating, even if (and sometimes, especially!) your job simply requires working in front of a computer screen. To help avoid injury and alleviate discomfort and even pain, BK yoga club founders Paris Alexandra and Alicia Ferguson created a yoga flow specifically designed to stretch the lower back, which you can join in on via the latest episode of Good Moves.

Alexandra leads the flow—which simply requires a yoga mat and an optional block, should you desire it—as Ferguson demos various modifications. It’s a gentle routine, throughout which Alexandra encourages you to honor your body and do “what makes sense” for you specifically.

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5 Energy-Boosting Stretches To Do First Thing In The Morning

Writer: LESLIE J. WALTKE, P.T., DPT | Outlet: MindBodyGreen ----> For night owls, getting out of bed in the morning is almost always a challenge—but getting out of bed on a winter morning? Well, that's met with even more defiance. On those especially cold and groggy days, the thought of pushing off the covers and changing out of your pajamas can feel impossible. So, don't do it right away.
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