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Fives Stretches to Help Prevent Back Pain

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More than 80% of people over thirty will suffer back pain at some point. Back pain is the number one reason people miss work on Workman's Compensation claims. Additionally, surgery for chronic back pain is on the rise.

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With that in mind, preventive daily stretching helps increase blood flow as well as keeps muscles more pliable. Anyone can benefit from these stretches even if they are not experiencing back pain however these simple stretches target the core muscles including the thighs, abdominals, glutes and hamstrings.

These simple stretches can be done on a firm surface but not recommended to be done on a bed without an extra firm mattress. Andrea Metcalf is a certified personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise and one of America's top fitness experts.

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