Yesterday, we moved more. Today, we’re going to stretch more. Find at least three times throughout your day to stretch for at least 10 minutes.
Stretching can be a great way to get the blood flowing when you’ve been sitting for a long period of time. It’s a very important way to reduce muscle soreness after a good workout. It can also be a great way to increase joint mobility.
Keep in mind that static stretches should be done when your muscles are warmed up. Stick to dynamic stretches if your muscles are cold. RISE Physical Therapy offer a great explanation of the difference between static and dynamic stretches and includes a video demonstrating dynamic stretches here.
Yoga can be a great way to incorporate stretching into your balance and strengthening routine, but if you’re not used to it, be sure to find a beginner’s class or video.