How to loosen your back muscles while driving
Holiday travel season is upon us, and with that comes spending time in seated positions…driving to grandma’s, flying to see your cousins, or making multiple cross-town trips. Sometimes, those trips leave you with a tight back, neck, or shoulder.
What can you do to mitigate those symptoms?
Well, there are lots of things that might help, but putting two tennis balls in a sock is one of the easiest and fastest things to bring along.
Why in a sock?
Well, for instance, if you keep that combo in your drivers seat in the car, when you open the door the two separate balls won’t go bouncing down the street. While you’re at it, put them in a brightly colored sock so if you take them on the train or airplane you won’t leave them behind in the seat.
I have gotten to the point that I feel weirder driving without them than with them in my back. Here’s another idea: Flip them vertically and slide behind your shoulder blade to open up one shoulder at a time. The uses are many and varied! Once your back gets tired of them in one spot, let them slide down an inch or so and break loose more tightness in the back muscles segmentally.
One of my clients calls them the “tennis balls of life”. He doesn’t go anywhere without a set along!
Let me know in the comments below how you like this little trick…