Having a good stretch once or twice a day feels good and can help prevent injuries (flexible muscles can do more), improve your posture (and as a result help with back pain), increase blood and nutrients to your muscles, and help you to feel less stressed.
Here’s a Quick Routine to Get You Started:
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.
Stay tuned for our next blog post. We’ll show you a really effective desk stretching routine that you can do at work. In the meantime, here’s a quick video with a few to get you started.