Every day we do terrible things to our backs. We sit at a desk all day hunched over our keyboards. We lift heavy things, wear bad shoes, sleep on bad mattresses.
All of these daily activities take their toll—which can lead to a lifetime of discomfort, pain and even cause permanent damage and immobility.
A few simple stretches performed regularly can help ward off this discomfort and prevent injury.
Do you have five minutes a day to save your body? Try these three stretches:
Come up onto your shins aligning your hips over your knee.
Place the palms of your hands onto your lower back with your fingers pointing up.
Draw your elbows together behind your back and tilt your chest open to the sky.