Sometimes, weekends or after-work evenings are made for time on the couch. Whether it's because you've had an exhausting day of meetings and workouts or because you're indulging in a marathon of your favorite TV show, the couch can beckon in just the right way.Unfortunately, the cuddly couch can be the opposite of comfort. Spending too much time sitting or lying on the couch can cause more pain than relaxation. First, there's the fact that your body won't be supported correctly while you're slumped in the cushions. Then there's the fact that sitting for too long causes the supporting muscles around the spine and pelvis to deactivate, which leads to chronic back pain.
If you spent too long getting acquainted with your couch last night, check out five easy types of stretches that will help relieve back pain, release shoulder tension, and remedy a stiff neck.