Stretches You Should Do Every Morning

By: Somya Ojha

Stretching is considered vital for improving flexibility, balance and increasing blood flow to the muscles. Also, it encourages deep breaths and improves your postures.

Especially, for the working professionals, stretching on a daily basis, especially in the morning, can make a world of difference to their posture and flexibility. Moreover, most of the stretches take just a couple of minutes to perform.

So, today at Boldsky, we're letting you know about certain super-effective stretches that you should do every morning to reduce the tension in your muscles and enhance muscle coordination.

Many people who do these stretches on a regular basis swear by the effectiveness of this activity. And doing these stretches will make you feel better too.

Stretches to do in the morning

Perform these stretches in the morning to wake up mentally and physically. In addition, moving your muscles in the morning is a great way of boosting your energy level.

But, in case you're suffering from a health condition or have experienced an injury in the past, then you must consult with your doctor before starting on anything new.

Keeping that in mind, take a look at these easy-to-perform stretches and make them a part of your morning routine. Your body will thank you for it!

Standing Side Stretch
For performing this super-effective stretch, you'll have to stand up straight with your feet together. Raise your hands above your head, interlace your fingers and then bend your body sideways. Keep breathing and repeat this movement in both directions. Do this first thing in the morning to make your mind and body more active.

Stretches to do in the morning

Seated Spinal Twist
To perform this effective twist, you don't even have to get out of the bed. Just sit straight with your legs stretched out in the front. After that, bend your one leg while keeping the other one straight. Then, twist your upper body in the direction of the folded leg. Do the same with the other leg too. This stretch will release the tension in your spinal cord and improve the movement of your upper body.

Standing Hamstring Stretch
Hamstrings tend to get more tight than other muscles, that is why you must stretch them regularly to avoid pain or stiffness. To execute this stretch, you'll have to stand straight with your feet close to each other. Then, bend your hip and put your right leg a few inches away from the left one. Bend your left leg and you'll feel the stretch in the hamstrings of your right leg. Repeat the same with the other leg as well.

Stretches to do in the morning

Lateral Neck Stretch
This super-simple stretch can work wonders on your posture and neck flexibility. For this stretch, you can either sit or stand straight. Keep your chest out and your back straight. Then, tilt your head to your left and keep it in that position for at least 5 seconds. Then, tilt your head to your right. This will release the tension in your neck muscles and improve your posture.

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Story first published: Saturday, October 1, 2016, 16:00 [IST]
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