Sitting for long periods can get you stiff. Trying these 2 exercises can help take away that discomfort.. They each take 10 seconds to do and should be done 3-6 times a day if you are sitting for long periods of time.
Repeated Knee Extension
This is a stretch for the back of the leg (more than just hamstring). 5-10 reps with a 1-2 second hold. The leg you are intending to stretch is slightly forward. Next, sit your butt back, keeping the knee locked and low back FLAT, while bringing up your toes. Return to standing and then repeat
Repeated Extension in Standing
This motion is geared to move the low back in the opposite direction of your sitting posture. Bending backwards is NOT bad for your back (it's proven in MANY studies). Stand with your hands upporting your low back at your waitlist line. Bend backwards, holding for 1-2 sec and return to standing. Make sure you are not holding your breath. Repeat 10x.
We hope these exercises help with low back and leg issues. Let us know if you have any questions.
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