A healthy back is an integral component of great overall health. A strong, flexible spine helps nurture and support all other areas of the body and the mind. Experiencing back pain due to bad posture or incorrect movements can lead to injuries and eventually degenerative diseases. It is vital to learn correct movements that help nurture the back and incorporate them in daily living as well as during exercise. Here are five simple moves to start doing today.
Side Arm Raise
Sitting or standing with the body in proper alignment slowly do side arm raises. Relax the shoulders and take a few deep breaths. As you inhale, raise your arms at your sides up no higher than your shoulders, while maintaining focus on your back muscles and shoulder blades. Think about trying to pinch the shoulder blades in together. Inhale as you raise your arms and exhale as you lower them. Repeat at least ten times.