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Rye Gym Owner Offers Exercise Tips For Those Who Sit All Day

Dennis Briscoe, owner of Rye Health and Fitness, says back pain resulting from tight muscles often can be alleviated by simple stretches.
Dennis Briscoe, owner of Rye Health and Fitness, says back pain resulting from tight muscles often can be alleviated by simple stretches. Photo Credit: Carol Bloom Stevens

RYE, N.Y. -- It's all about balance and stretching says the owner of a local health and fitness club.

Dennis Briscoe says the most common complaint he hears from clients is that they sit too long at work and suffer from tight muscles that result in back aches.

The owner of Rye Health and Fitness says the problems can often be alleviated through a series of "relatively easy" exercises that can be done anywhere.

The first exercise requires one to stand on one leg, bending the other at the knee and holding the foot and ankle behind the back, he says. The muscle can be stretched in a half-kneeling position. the leg should then be rotated outward and the gluteal muscles on the side being stretched should be tightened.

The second exercise Briscoe describes requires one to lean forward through the hip joint rather then bending through the lumbar spine. A stretch should be felt at that point in the front of the hip that is being kneeled on, he says.

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