How to stop your back 'locking up' in lockdown
Has your body 'locked up' during lockdown? After almost a year of home-working and slouching on the sofa, our bodies are in need of some serious TLC.
From correcting your posture to solving that pain in the neck, osteopath Garry Trainer is here with his life-changing advice.
The stretches we should do to avoid aches
As well as taking regularly breaks from sitting at our screens and making practical adjustments to make our screens as eye-level as possible, Garry recommends these simple yet important stretches to keep us all ache and pain-free.
Start by shrugging your shoulders up and down
Rotate your shoulders in circular motions forwards and backwards
It also helps to make your shoulder blades touch to stretch out the shoulders
Move your neck from side to side to the furthest point it will go
Then, lean your neck backwards and forwards
Finish by rotating your neck to each side to its furthest point
Start lying down
Instead of standing up and reaching your toes, a safer way to get the same results is to lie down and bring your knees up to your chest as close as they will go
Then, line your knees up and lean your legs side to side, while keeping your upper body facing forward
Lastly, lay fully on your side and bring one knee into your chest, while stretching your other leg out straight
You can also use a roller to stretch out your back