Sitting for long hours puts a lot of pressure on the back of our thigh, which tightens over time. Due to this strain on our thigh, we start experiencing muscle problems, including pain, in our lower back and knees. A
A Sedentary Lifestyle Can Harm Your Back
Sitting for long hours can damage your back. With the new culture of working from home, we tend to spend more time sitting than moving. It takes a toll on our body. The sitting position also puts a lot of pressure on the back of the thigh, which tightens over time. Due to this strain on our thigh, we start experiencing muscle problems, including pain, in our lower back and knees. A big disadvantage of not paying attention to these problems in time is that it gradually affects our physical shape, changes the way we sit, stand or walk. Worse, it changes the way we think, says nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar.
She adds that back and hamstring issues can make us boring and negative in our approach. It could also lead to drastic mood swings. So, the nutritionist has shared a workout plan that will help you “repair” the damage caused by long hours of sitting. “Three stretches for the back and hamstrings, to reduce damage from sitting for long hours,” Ms. Diwekar captioned the Instagram post.
Watch the video below to learn the three stretches and practice them regularly. The good part is that Ms. Diwekar used a chair for all three stretches, turning the cause of back pain into a helpful remedy.
Stretching can be done by anyone, regardless of age, at any time of the day. “Even if you have a little back pain and knee pain, these exercises will help relieve those pains,” she said. Rujuta said his followers can ask their questions about the three stretches or any other questions they may have related to the exercises in the comments section.
The nutritionist regularly shares health tips and simple workout routines to help everyone stay healthy. Recently, she had shared two mistakes that must be avoided in order to lose weight. The two mistakes she pointed out were: setting unsustainable goals and rejecting traditional recipes.
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