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Are you constantly tight or sluggish first thing in the morning?

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Chances are you are missing the importance of stretching the first thing in the morning.

Stretching first thing in the morning will help wake your body up and help prevent your body from potential injuries throughout the day.

4 benefits of stretching in the morning:

  1. Stretching in the morning reduces and prevents back pain

Stretching relieves and prevents back pain by reducing tensions in your spine and muscles. For many people this one is the most important from all health benefits of stretching in the morning.

  1. Increased flexibility is another great health benefit of stretching in the morning

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.

  1. Better posture

Tense muscles lead to poor posture. Regular stretching in the morning relaxes and lengthens your muscles. Relaxed muscles keep the back in better shape and improve posture.

  1. Improved circulation and increased energy level

Stretching in the morning helps to increase the blood flow to your muscles. More blood in your muscles means more energy in the morning. Stretching also increases blood flow to your brain and sharpens your concentration in the morning.

 

I attached 5 stretches that you should add to your morning routine

You should complete each stretch 3 times, and hold each stretch for 30 seconds

  1. Calf Stretch
  2. Hamstring Stretch
  3. Shoulder/Triceps Stretch
  4. Butterfly Stretch
  5. Quad Stretch
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