It’s been said that, “sitting is the new smoking.” Everyone knows that sitting for long periods of time is bad for your health. The problem? Most of us have jobs that require us to sit for long periods of time each day. How in the world can we reconcile this issue? Simple — check out these 3 stretches that will help protect your spine as you work hard each day.
Seated Spine Twist This stretch addresses your spine, shoulders, and neck by decompressing the spine and giving a great stretch.
Levator Scapulae Stretch This stretch relaxes the levator scapulae muscle in your neck. This muscle is made to assist the upper trapezius muscles, but often over exerts itself, leading to neck pain and stiffness.
Seated Pigeon Stretch Sitting takes a harsh toll on the glute muscles and piriformis muscles. The piriformis muscles often try to overcompensate for weak glutes, leading to the squeezing and pinching of your sciatic nerve. The pigeon stretch is a great way to combat this issue!