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5 stretching exercises to help relieve pain
Posted date: 24-Apr-2020

Ever since the circuit breaker measures kicked in, we have all been home most of the time, and sometimes stuck to the same spot, working and eating. Have you started to experience certain neck, shoulder or back pains?


If yes, don’t worry about not being able to get a massage to relieve those pains, we share with you 5 stretching exercises that can help relieve the pain in your body. These stretching exercises can easily be done on your bed, in your chair or just any random corner in your house.


If you’re not experiencing any pains, these can be stretching exercises you can do before working out!


#1 Knee To Chest


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Lie down on your back with your legs together, slowly bring one knee up towards your chest. Use your arms to hug your knee closer to your chest to stretch your hamstrings, lower back and glutes. Repeat this on the other side.


This helps with lower back pain.


#2 Neck Side Bend Rotation


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Stand or sit facing forward, tilt your head to your right shoulder and hold of 10 seconds. Now rotate your head to your left shoulder in an anti-clockwise direction, then hold for another 10 seconds when your head is tilted to your left shoulder. Return to the original position, repeat for 2 to 3 times. This helps with neck and upper back pain.


#3 Pec Stretch


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Place 1 forearm on a wall or door frame, make sure it is in 90 degrees. Slowly bend your body backwards, away from the forearm, you should feel a stretch in your shoulder and chest. Repeat on the other side.


This helps with shoulder and upper back pain.


#4 Thoracic Extension


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Sit facing forward and allow your upper body to fall over the back of your chair, extend your arms above your head for a deeper stretch.


This helps with mid and upper back pain.


#5 Supine Twist


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Lie down on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Stretch your arms to the side in a ‘T’ position. Keep your shoulders on the ground as you slowly move both knees to one side, hold for 20 to 30 seconds, then bring your knees up to the center again and repeat on the other side.


This helps with lower back pain.


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