What Are Some Simple Stretching Exercises I Can Do at Home?

December 29th, 2020
What Are Some Simple Stretching Exercises I Can Do at Home?

Stretching exercises are an important part of flexibility and fitness. Simple daily exercises are more challenging without the ability to squat, twist, or bend over. By incorporating simple stretching exercises at your home, you can increase your flexibility, and you’ll feel better.

Stretching exercises also help you to improve your productivity with daily tasks. Stretching exercises prevent injuries and lessen pain related to muscle tightness.

In this blog article, you will find some of the simple stretching exercises that you can do at home. These include the following.

  1. Runner’s stretch: This is a great stretch for the lower part of your body, especially the hip flexors and hamstrings. Tight hamstrings cause low back pain. There are several types of stretches for runners. Try lying on your back and bend one leg. Pull your knee forward and to either side. Another stretch is to extend one leg behind you and lean forward with the other leg bent. Switch sides.
  2. Forward fold: The forward fold is ideal for the office workers who spend a lot of time in front of a computer. The stretch will help your hamstrings and legs to be flexible. Forward fold helps the shoulder and the chest to open in a big way. Just lean forward and relax. You can do this standing or sitting.
  3. Seated back twist: Spinal twists reduce back pain and increase the mobility of your body. Just turn as far as you can to one side and then the other. You can also do this while standing.

Stretching is easy to do, and everyone can do it at home. It’s something that you can add to your regular routine, and you will feel better. To get started try a runner’s stretch, a forward fold and a back twist.

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