Stretch for good health!
Did you know that stretching every morning can improve your quality of life? It only takes 10-15 minutes each morning, but effects will last throughout the day!
Stretching reduces and prevents back pain.
How often have you woke up in the morning and felt back pain? If your back pain isn´t caused by illness or injury, stretching can help prevent this pain by reducing the tension in your spine and muscles.
Low level of physical activity and sitting down all day tightens your muscles and reduces flexibility. Stretching in the morning lengthens and relaxes your muscles and improves flexibility.
Tense muscles lead to poor posture. Regular stretching relaxes and lengthens your muscles. Relaxed muscles keep the back in better shape and improve posture.
Improved circulation energy.
Stretching in the morning helps to increase the blood flow to your muscles. The more blood in your muscles, the more energy! This activity also increases blood flow to your brain and sharpens your concentration.
3 Morning Stretches
#1 — Lumbar Rotation Stretch
Perform on both sides to stretch low back out
#2 — Hamstrings
Stretch to alleviate tension on the lower back.
#3 — Cat / Cow Stretch Lumbar
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