Is the weather highlighting just how stiff and achy you are these days? We don’t always reward our muscles with a good stretch after all their hard work and that, along with bad posture, long hours sitting and other medical conditions can contribute to pain and soreness. But it doesn’t have to stay that way!
Stretching can be a free and effective way to beat the pain, get the blood flowing again and have you climbing mountains (or at least getting in and our of your car) again. Our intent today is to take time to stretch our muscles.
You too? Here are 3 things to help you get your stretch on:
- These 6 good reasons to start stretching, from Shape
Isn’t stretching you only have to do before or after you run? That was what we kinda thought, that stretching was mostly only important for heavy physical activity, but boy were we wrong and boy were we missing out on some feel goods for our muscles. Check out these 6 reasons you should get stretching pronto if you want to feel good emotionally and physically.
- This full body stretch routine from Strala Yoga founder Tara Stiles
Need some guidance with getting a great full body stretch? We’re happy to have such a huge library of teaching from Strala Yoga founder Tara Stiles who shares health and wellness videos for all manner of needs including this full body stretch video! This 8 minute routine is designed to help you loosen and open up your entire body.
- 6 more full body stretch routines (including one you can do at your desk at work), from Real Simple
The great thing about stretching is it doesn’t have to require any fancy equipment. You can stretch at home, on the go, at work, wherever. Rather than go throughout your day with pain or stiffness or wait til you’re stopped by limited mobility, consider integrating a stretch practice into your routine. Here are 6 great ones to help you get started.