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Sitting for long hours has altered the shape of our spines, leading to weaker backs that are always in pain

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By Team Lounge
Published Aug 10, 2023

Mint Lounge

The soft tissue surrounding the spine changes throughout the day, based on our activities

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Back pain has become a universal problem because we sit immobile for hours at work, and then sit and binge-watch while we relax too

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Try these three basic stretches to relieve lower back pain and correct the shape of your spine

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Hamstring stretch: Sit on the floor, stretch one leg in front, toes pointed to the sky. Gently hinge forward at the hip. Repeat with the other leg

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Quad stretch: Bend one leg and pull your heel to the glutes, don't arch the back. Repeat with the other leg

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Hip bridge: Lie down, bend knees, feet hip distance apart. Exhale, raise hips until shoulders, glutes, knees make a straight line. Inhale and lower. Do 8-10 repetitions

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Pro tip: When you are sitting, choose a firm chair and always keep hips and knees aligned

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