Hello everyone, wish you all a very energetic start to the week!
During the #Covid19 epidemic season, in addition to exercising to improve health, today Drinkizz would like to introduce to you an extremely effective back relaxation exercise. If you often have back pain due to sitting at the computer a lot, don’t ignore it!
Why does sitting at the computer for a long time cause back pain?
When sitting for a long time in the same position, the entire ligaments, spine, discs, muscles, hip and lumbar bones and related parts will be compressed. Over time, poor blood circulation leads to back pain and fatigue.
Prolonged back pain causes psychological stress and produces a lot of cortisol (stress hormone). When cortisol is high, antioxidant enzymes in the blood weaken, leading to lack of energy, fatigue, aging, and disease.
What happens to your body when you do relaxation exercises?
Relaxation exercises often have a calming and balancing effect on the nervous system. Nerves and sensory receptors are stimulated and messages are sent along nerve pathways through the spinal cord to the brain. At that time, the parasympathetic system will slow down the body’s activities, such as lowering the heart rate, regulating breathing, lowering blood pressure and reducing the amount of sweat.
When you relax completely, psychological stress will be reduced. As a result, antioxidant enzymes in the blood such as superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase and glutathione reductase… work better, helping to balance free radicals in the body. (1)
What are the benefits of back relaxation exercises?
Practicing back relaxation for 10 to 15 minutes a day helps:
✅ Energy regeneration!
✅ Pain relief, back fatigue!
Let’s do back relaxation exercises:
✅ First, sit up straight in a chair.
✅ Next, turn to the left, keeping your right hand on your left thigh, and your left hand on the seat cushion behind your back.
✅ Hold the pose for 10 seconds, then change direction.
Note: Take it slow and practice for 10 to 15 minutes. Wish you success!