Hello Sizzlers! This Month’s challenge in #couchpotatotofabfit is about to start!
Most of us don’t realise the importance of DAILY STRETCHING to increase our flexibility. As we age we start to lose our strength and flexibility however, it is surprising how we can regain our flexibility by stretching for a few minutes each day.
Join our 30 days To A More Flexible You Challenge. Try stretching each day and you will feel healthier for it. This is a challenge not just for women but men too! So get your husbands, partners, boyfriends to join you.
I have had problems with my lower back for years and my P.T. Nikki Wakerley, always makes sure she gives me a good stretch at the end of my session. I finally took her advice and started stretching daily and the reduction in back pain is incredible. I only feel the odd twinge instead of pain and my range of movement is so much better.
Remember: Everyone is different and has different ranges of flexibility. This is not a competition so don’t try and overdo it you will only injure yourself.
So the guidelines to 30 Days to a More Flexible You Challenge are pretty simple:-
- Firstly, CLICK HERE TO Read my post 12 Daily Stretches for More Flexibility – I’ve included some ideas for stretching plus some important tips from my P.T., Nikki.
- Stretch for at least 10 minutes each day or longer if on the days you aren’t exercising
- DO NOT PUSH AND IF YOU FEEL PAIN STOP! I CAN’T STRESS THIS ENOUGH!!!
Measure Your Progress
On Day 1 try to touch your toes. On Day 30 try to touch your toes and see how your flexibility has improved. The best way to do this is to sit down with your legs stretched out in front of you. Sit up tall and try to touch your toes. DON’T PUSH IT – IT WILL HAPPEN EVENTUALLY!
Why do we need to Stretch?
Here are just a few benefits from stretching:
- Improved Posture
- Reduces Lower Back Pain
- Helps prevent loss of mobility as we age
- Reduces the risk of Injury
- Reduces stress on muscles used in exercise
Mark off each day when you have completed your stretching and pop over to the Facebook group to share in the support and encourage others.
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