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Making time for exercise can be hard enough, so stretching and recovery often take a backseat. But it doesn’t take a professional masseuse to get stretched out. Foam rolling is an effective tool that can be done from home — or the office! Slumped over a desk all day? Spend 60 seconds once or twice a day rolling out the upper back in order to improve posture and reduce back pain. Here’s how!

The Takeaway: Foam roll your upper back to improve posture and recovery.

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