Most people suffer from aches and pains, occasionally, if not daily. Most of the time, these pains originate in the muscles or in the areas where the muscles attach to the joints.
Although these can be the result of a medical condition, such as some form of arthritis, they are often simply due to an inadequate level of activity.
A daily practice of 30 minutes of aerobic exercise, combined with a brief routine of stretching will reduce, or eliminate many pains that people suffer, including low back, hip, upper thigh, shoulder or upper back pain.
It isn’t always clear how exercise and stretching accomplishes this but, believe me, it will help in many cases, so give it a try.
I recommend a brisk, 30 minute walk, followed by a couple of standing forward bends (which stretches your low back and upper thighs), as a minimum to overcome this inactivity syndrome.
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