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Back pain – the simple ‘cat stretch’ exercise to relieve your lower backache

Back pain could be caused by sleeping in the wrong position, having bad posture, or even by having a minor injury.

In most cases, back pain isn’t anything to worry about, and it’ll get better by itself within a few weeks or months.

You could get rid of your painful backache, or even prevent it from appearing in the first place, by doing certain exercises.

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One of the best exercises to protect against backache is a cat stretch.

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“According to researchers, exercise also increases blood flow to the lower back area, which may reduce stiffness and speed up the healing process.

“The cat stretch can help lengthen the back, make it stronger, and ease tension in the muscles.”

To perform the stretch, get onto your hands and knees, and arch your back, while pulling your stomach up toward your spine.

Slowly relax your muscles, allowing your abdomen to fall to the floor.

Repeat the exercise between three and five times, twice a day.

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