The Benefits of Stretching in the morning

The Benefits of Stretching in the morning

Stretching your body the first thing in the morning is one of the ways through which you can keep your muscles from tightening up and will most likely avoid injuries. It will also increase your alertness level throughout the day. A stretching routine first thing in the morning may not be what most people do or like to do, but it is one of the most essential parts of the day, even more so than exercise. There is proven medical evidence that suggests that stretching in the morning eases our muscle tension, reduces pain, and boosts our mood throughout the day. There are few things you can do to stretch your body in the morning:

Yoga:

It is one of the most important forms of practice that focuses heavily on stretching and breathing while offering a range of benefits to the user. You can improve your flexibility, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, ease from stress and anxiety, and much more.

Light Exercise:

Another method by which you can stretch early in the morning. You don’t have to be a fitness freak and go to the gym six days a week to stay fit and healthy. Light exercises accompanied by stretching in the morning are enough to keep you fit and healthy.

Cardio:

This is another form of exercise that has a range of benefits on one’s health. You can start cardio after stretching your body, and you can either go for a jog, a run, or you can take a few laps in the pool. Cardio has immense benefits on your overall health, and the best thing is that it increases your strength, stamina and keeps you fit and healthy throughout the day. With these light exercises and stretching in the morning, you can stay fit and healthy for a long time.

Reference:

Bubnis, D.A.N.I.E.L. 2020. Morning-stretches. 30 September. Morning stretches: Beginners, in bed, kids, seniors, and more. [Online]. [22 April 2021]. Available from: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/morning-stretches

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