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    Some tips for stretching over the holiday period?

    Hi all healthsharers,

    The festive season is upon us again… how quickly does the year go!?

    With the festive season comes plenty of festive events. Many of us will be attending multiple events over the next few weeks… work and friend parties to celebrate the end of a productive year… family events to catch up on developments/ achievements/ new additions/ etc.

    With the festive season, we are likely to be sitting a lot - at dinner, during travel (car, plane, etc) - and standing a lot. This is the time of year where people can slowly develop low back or neck pain… we are too busy being festive and social! So stretching is important to keep our bodies happy and to get through the festive season in a festive mood.

    A simple stretch for the low back is to…. place your hands in the small of your back ( or on hips), and gently lean backwards… repeat this motion 5-10 times… repeat after periods of sitting greater than 20 minutes. If pain develops during this stretch STOP!… this is an indication that you have a restriction in your back that needs assessment.

    So please stretch over the festive season!

    Happy festive season to all.

    Regards,

    Neil
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