Daily stretching, Yoga or Pilates once or twice a day feels good and can help prevent injuries (flexible muscles can do much more), improve your posture (and as a result help with back pain), increase blood and nutrients to your muscles, and help you to feel less stressed.
Daily Stretching, Yoga or Pilates to Promote Health and Well-being
This can be achieved by performing some simple stretches or incorporating Yoga or Pilates into your daily routine.
We offer both Yoga and Pilates classes here at The Full Spectrum Centre Limited in Dukinfield. Classes sizes are kept to 8 and 7 respectively to ensuring personal attention in relaxing surroundings with qualified and experienced teachers.
Here are a few simple stretches:
Spinal Stretch – Lie on your back, bring your knee to your chest and then across your body. So your right knee will go over to the left side of your body. Hold this for at least 30 seconds. Then stretch the other side.
Forward bend – Sit with your legs straight out in front of you stretch your arms up to the sky and then bend forward as far as you can.
Spinal Twist – Still sitting with your legs in front of you, bend one knee to your chest then twist your body and hug your bent leg.
Other quick stretches (you can do these at your desk):
- Clasp your hands behind you and pull back to stretch your chest
- Hold your arm in front of your body and stretch it into your chest
- Stretch your neck from side to side or do neck rolls
Download our Desk Stretches Advice Sheet so that you can perform daily stretches whilst seated at your desk in the workplace.
I bet you are feeling better already?!
Also check out these You Tube videos for some quick stretching routines:
Its good to perform daily stretching, Yoga or Pilates to promote health and well-being.