A Daily 5-Minute Stretching Routine That Everyone Needs

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A Daily 5-Minute Stretching Routine That Everyone Needs- Fitness and wellness require flexibility. Without the ability to bend, twist, or squat, daily tasks would be harder. Include stretching in your regular routine to improve flexibility and range of motion. You can also boost sports and daily performance. stretching reduces muscle tightness pain and damage. Try this five-minute fitness regimen today to prepare for a hectic day or unwind after work.

 

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A Daily 5-Minute Stretching Routine That Everyone Needs

 

1. Runner’s stretch

Hamstrings and hip flexors benefit from this stretch. Hamstring tightness causes low back pain. Sitting for long durations may worsen them. Equipment needed: none Hamstrings, hip flexors, low back, calves

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Place your feet hip-width apart. Step back with your left leg and set your hands shoulder-width apart on the ground besides your right foot.

Lower your hips until your left hip and leg stretch forward. Wait 30 seconds. Keep your hands on the floor and slowly straighten your front leg. Do not worry if your leg is not straight. Wait 30 seconds.

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2. Forward fold

The ultimate full-body stretch. It suits office workers who spend too much time on computers. This stretches legs and hamstrings. This exercise opens the chest and shoulders. Equipment needed: none

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Hamstrings, shoulders, low back, chest Stand hip-width apart, toes pointing forward.
Meet behind your glutes with your hands. Try interlacing your fingers.

Bend at the waist, sliding your hips backwards and weight on your heels until your legs extend down; keep a flat back.
Bend forward and let gravity lift your arms straight above your head. Go as far as shoulder flexibility allows. Maintain this position for 30 seconds.

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3. Seated back twist

Release exercises like spinal twists can reduce back discomfort and boost mobility. If twisting aggravates disc or spinal issues, skip this exercise. Equipment needed: none

Erector spinae, glutes, low back On the floor, cross your legs with your left leg on top. Cross your left leg over your right, placing your foot by your right knee so your left knee points up. Gently twist your shoulders left, using your left leg as leverage. Go only as far as comfortable. Keep position for 30 seconds.

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4. Bound angle

This hip-opening stretch works for men and women. It relieves hip and inner-thigh tension. Equipment needed: non Adductors, hip flexors, glutes Straighten your back on the floor. Keep soles touching.

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Put your hands on your feet and stretch your spine. Consider a cord dragging your head to the ceiling and move your weight forward off your tailbone..

Lean forward with a flat back and head towards your feet, using your arms. Go only as far as comfortable. Keep position for 30 seconds.

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5. Chest stretch in door

People with bad posture may have chest and shoulder tension. It can cause worse issues later in life. Daily chest-opening stretches prevent tension and improve posture and breathing.

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Doorway equipment needed Chest, anterior deltoid, biceps Centre an open door. Try to place your forearms on either doorframe side. When the entryway is too broad, do one arm at a time.

Gently lean forward into the doorway to stretch the front chest and shoulders. Go only as far as comfortable. Keep position for 30 seconds.

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