3 Back Pain Preventing Moves To Do in Front of the TV
Back pain comes from many different problems and lifestyle habits. One way to help prevent a lot of back pain and other pain issues is to build a strong core and back. Don’t have time to go to the gym? No problem.
Here are three back strengthening stretches you can do in front of the television. These moves will help reduce the frequency, intensity, and duration of your back pain. Now you don’t have an excuse for not doing these simple back pain preventing moves each night.
Kneeling Swimmer’s Stretch
This move can help warm you up and also be an effective stretch. You will want an exercise or yoga mat, if you have a hard floor.
To do this move, simply get on your hands and knees, with your wrists and fingers pointed forward. Now you want to breathe in and engage your abdominal muscles. Keep your head in a neutral position. Simultaneously, extend your left arm in front of you and your right leg behind you. You want to keep your spine and head aligned, not allowing your back to sag or arch.
Hold for a few seconds, then return to your starting position. Repeat this move with your right arm and left leg.
A plank can really strengthen your abdominal muscles and back muscles if it is done correctly. It does take time to build up your muscles so that you can hold your plank for a whole minute. Try holding your plank for ten seconds as a time, keeping your abdominal muscles pulled in and your back and behind flat and parallel with the ground. Try doing several ten second planks during a television show with a minute rest in between.
The side plank is another challenging move, but it will help strengthen another part of your core. To do a side plank, start by plopping yourself to the floor, then twist onto your side. Once you are on your side, lift yourself up usings your elbow and forearm. Meanwhile, be sure to have your legs right on top of one another.
Pull in your abdominals and raise your hips off the ground. Make sure your form stays straight and that nothing is dropping. Hold for about ten seconds and then rest for a minute. Repeat for 2-3 times on each side, then switch side.
There you have it. These are the perfect back building moves that are easy to complete in a few minutes in front of the television.