60-second workout to relieve back pain
What to do:
- Sit down on the floor and extend your left leg in front of you. Bend your right knee and put the sole of your right foot on the ground. Pull your right knee toward your chest with your hands and hold for a few seconds, then release. After 10 repetitions, switch sides.
- Lie down on your back, bend your knees, and place the soles of your feet on the ground. Keeping your knees bent, lift your legs about 10-15 cm off the ground, hold for a couple of seconds, and then lower them down. Repeat 5 times.
- Continue lying on your back. Straighten your left leg and put it on the floor. Bend your right knee and grab it with both hands. Pull your knee toward your chest, hold for a few seconds, then release. Repeat 10 times on each side.
- Sit down on the floor with your legs straight in front of you. Extend your arms forward and bend your upper body, trying to reach your toes with your fingers. Hold for a couple of seconds, then release. Repeat 10 times.
How it works: This set of exercises can reduce sciatic pain by releasing the tension in your back muscles.
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