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Simple Daily Stretching!

a jogger doing some stretching on a bridge; text: simple daily stretchingHaving a good stretch once or twice a day feels good and can help prevent injuries (flexible muscles can do more), improve your posture, increase blood and nutrients to your muscles, and help you feel less stressed. There are many benefits to regular stretching. Stretching can not only help your flexibility but can also improve your posture and can also reduce stress and body aches. Daily activities will not be stressful if you’re at ease to bend over, Twist, or squat. We compiled some simple daily stretching you can do to start your day.

Simple Stretches:

Spinal Stretch – lie on your back, bring your knee to your chest, and then across your body. So your right knee will go over to the left side of your body. Hold this for at least 30 seconds. Then stretch the other side.

Forward bend – Sit with your legs straight out in front of you, stretch your arms up to the sky, and then bend forward as far as you can.

Spinal Twist– still sitting with your legs in front of you, bend one knee to your chest, then twist your body and hug your bent leg.

Neck Roll – Stand up straight. Dip the chin slightly toward the chest and gently roll the head in a clockwise motion. Repeat the process in anticlockwise motion.

Shoulder Roll – Stand up straight with the arms lose. Slowly raise the shoulder without bending the arms and then roll them back in a circular motion. Roll the shoulders backward, then reverse the movement, rolling them forward.

Standing Hip Rotation – Stand with the feet shoulder-width apart and place hands on the hips.  Slowly move the hips forward, then rotate them clockwise. Repeat the hips movement in anticlockwise rotation.

Other quick stretches (you can do these at your desk)

Clasp your hands behind you and pull back to stretch your chest.

Hold your arm in front of your body and stretch it into your chest.

Stretch your neck from side to side or do neck rolls

I bet you are feeling better already!

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