Most of us sit too much. And unfortunately, a side effect of that sedentary lifestyle can be lower back tightness. To combat that, here are five stretch suggestions from Hector Lozada, PT, DPT, OCS, a physical therapist at HSS. Sprinkle these in throughout your day to keep your lower back loose or to stretch it out whenever you feel tense. Do each stretch gently, for as long as you feel comfortable, breathing in and out to get further into the moves.
If you’re really tight, start this one on a chair:
Because the hamstring muscles run down the back of the thigh from the hip to the back of the knee, releasing them can help loosen the lower back.