Getting up and moving in the morning is not always easy. At this particular time, we may wake up some days feeling slow, sore, and full of tension, potentially caused by being less physically active during the day. Here are some secrets based on The Morning stretch routine Lindsay Ellingson chooses to be healthy.
Some studies suggest that, along with other forms of regular exercise, stretching may help you relax, increase your flexibility, reduce lower back pain, and help manage some other health conditions.
The following routine will take you through 3 simple stretches. Hold each stretch for 15-20 seconds and repeat each stretch two or three times, especially if your muscles and joints feel tight.
1. Cobra stretch
Lie on your stomach and put your hands under your shoulders. Tuck your elbows in at your sides and gently raise your head and chest, keeping your hips and groin in bed. Hold the stretch for 15-20 seconds and when ready, gently lower your back.
2. Upper back stretch
Sit on the edge of your bed, with your feet on the floor. Cross your fingers and extend your arms forward, bending from the middle of your back. Stretch out with your hands forward at shoulder height. You should feel the stretch between your shoulder blades.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and place your hands on your head. Gently tilt your body to one side, feeling a deep stretch along your body. Hold for 10-15 seconds and repeat on the other side.
My training is yoga. Yoga is not only great for the body, but it is also a way to calm the mind, which is a must for any busy man or woman.
Lindsay Ellingson stays away from the runways during this time but stays fit and healthy. She shares her secrets with us because they have worked wonders for her!