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Cat Stretch for Morning Back Pain Relief

One Minute to a Healthier You

Sometimes it's the little things we can do for optimal health and most of the time it just takes a few minutes, or even seconds, to get back on track.

Do you experience back pain in the morning? If so it's most likely because your back is stiffer and more vulnerable first thing in the morning because of increased fluid and increased pressure in the discs. Get things moving by starting off with a light and relaxing stretch called the Cat Stretch. Here's how you do it:

  • Get on your hands and knees in bed and very slowly, raise your head. As you do this, allow your back to fall into an arch.
  • Then very slowly stretch your spine in the opposite direction by dropping your chin toward your chest, while rounding out your back and raising it toward the ceiling.
  • Repeat the movement for about one minute or 10 times.


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