5 Easy, Relaxing Stretches for Stress Relief 

Decker says the lower back is a prime tension spot. This elongating back stretch relieves low back stiffness. 

A spinal twist involves taking a deep breath and twisting your spine to relieve stress, like straining water from a towel.

This stretch helps open hips, a common cause of tight backs. 

If you've been sitting still, this stretch will move your lower back. 

According to Matthews, this stretch works your upper and lower body, making it a versatile move. It really helps tight hamstrings.

This is a great desk stretch for a quick release. Ducker says, “This stretch promotes proper posture and releases chest tension to maximise oxygen and circulation.”

Tensing your neck and scalp muscles during stress can cause a tension headache, according to Medline Plus. 

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