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A Simple Move To Relieve Lower Back Pain

Welcome back for another “Move Right Monday” video. If this is the first time you’ve joined us, I hope you’ll take a few minutes to go back and look at the previous exercise videos – here, here, and here – to build up a portfolio of simple exercises you can do anywhere, anytime, to improve your flexibility, stability, and motor control.

American culture, particularly in the modern workforce, is largely sedentary – we spend eight hours a day (or more!!) sitting. That’s not what our bodies were designed for, and it shows. Sedentary lifestyles lead to obesity, heart disease, back pain, joint pain, and a host of other problems. We want to use this platform to help you change direction from the norm and get better results – a strong, healthy body, sound mind, and pain-free movement. It’s all part of our motto of “Eat Right, Move Right, Think Right, and Live Right.”

These are simple moves you can do at the office, at home, or wherever you go. You don’t need to join a gym to feel great. If you will set aside a few minutes a few times a day to do these first four exercises (some do this every hour), you will feel more energy, greater flexibility, improved stamina, and more. In fact, I’d love to have you write me and let me know what improvements you’re feeling after doing these exercises. Share your results in the comments on Facebook so everyone in our community on Facebook can be encouraged.

Today’s exercise is a side lunge:

Steps

1. Put your hands down flat on a chair or desk in front of you and stand with your feet more than shoulder-width apart. If you feel strong enough to support yourself, fold your arms shoulder-height in front of you.

2. Lean your torso back to the right, into a sitting position. Your right knee should be bent and your left leg should be straight, with your weight on the heel of your right foot. Feel the stretch inside your thighs.

3. Hold that position for a count of two and return to center.

4. Now lean your torso back and to the left in the same way.

This exercise will help stretch and strengthen the muscles of your pelvis, thighs, and lower back.

Check back here every Monday for more delicious exercises.

“At the end of your feelings is NOTHING. At the end of your principles is a PROMISE.”   –Eric Thomas

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