Suffering From Neck and Back Pain? Try These 5 Power Moves

Reaching for pain killers when your back or neck starts acting up? Give these 5 exercises a try instead! For Your Neck #1 Circle your head from the right to the centre, and around to the left for 5 to 10 reps.   #2 Place your hand behind your opposite ear, and gently pull your head in the direction of your raised arm. Hold this position for 10 seconds and repeat on the other side.   For Your Back: #1 Grab a resistance band and place your left foot on it. Put your right foot back and hold the handle with your right hand. Gently pull your elbow towards your ribs, hold for a count of one and gently lower. Do 10 to 15 reps before switching sides. #2 Stand up straight and keep shoulders down. Gently and slowly roll shoulders back, down, forward and repeat for 10 reps. Next, switch directions.   #3 Put your resistance band firmly in a closed doorway and take one end in each hand. Raise your hands up, and then pull your elbows down to your sides. Hold this position for one count, and raise your hands back up above your head. Continue for 15 reps.   What are your tips for relieving neck and back pain? Share them with us!      

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