If you spend most of the day sitting in front of the computer, whether at work or at home, experts recommend the following special back-exercises which will help you to strengthen muscles on your back.
Back muscles provide spine mobility and correct position for all of the 24 vertebrae together with ligaments, tendons and discs.
In case your back muscles are very tight and solid, sometimes even just one wrong move can cause long-lasting and severe pain in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine.
Doctors have noticed enhanced appearance of fine calcifications and exhaustion of cartilage in the joints in many people younger than 40 years.
Therefore, we present two exercises that can help you develop greater spine flexibility.
Exercise number one
Walking with books onto your head is very good old way of proper posture. Experts’ advice is to put 1kg rice-package onto the head and a box of salt (500 grams) over the rice. Take a deep breath, suck in your stomach, relax your shoulders and make a few steps around the room. Practice this exercise at least 5 minutes a day.
Exercise number two
Nordic walking will teach you how to properly hold your spine. As you walk, rely onto a walking stick. This way you will activate the back muscles, which will constantly tighten and relax. After some training, you will notice that you are holding your spine in its correct position even when you stand or sit.