Health & Wellness Wellness Wednesday

Daily Stretches for Women Over 50

May 11, 2022

How flexible do you feel? Can you easily move about, stand, sit, do your daily bending, stretching and reaching?

Do you take time to stretch your stretch?

Do you take time to stretch after your workout?

Stretching to keep our bodies flexible is something we don’t give priority to. We do our workouts for strength and cardio but don’t stretch as often as we should.

MORNING & EVENING STRETCHING TO BE FLEXIBLE IN BODY AND CALM IN MIND

For this week’s Wellness Wednesday I’ve put together a short 10 minute video with some gentle stretches which you can do morning and evening or after a workout. If you have aches in your lower back in particular these stretches will help.

PLEASE NOTE BEFORE YOU START

  • always check with your Doctor before starting any new form of exercise especially if you have not exercised for some time.
  • take each stretch slowly until you feel resistance but STOP if you feel pain
  • ideally hold for 20 – 30 seconds
  • use a mat or cushion to protect your knees
  • remember to breathe inhale and then exhale into the stretch
  • take time at the end to focus your mind on being in the moment, feeling calm.

Let me know if you do your stretching and how you felt afterwards 💕

Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way

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10 Comments

  • Reply Retirement Reflections May 11, 2022 at 10:30

    Thank you so much, Sue. This is exactly what I needed. I’m off to try out the stretches now!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 11, 2022 at 16:06

      Let me know what you think! Thanks, Donna! x

  • Reply Toni Pike May 12, 2022 at 15:01

    Great advice, Sue – I’ll definitely try to do this. Toni x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 13, 2022 at 08:17

      Thank you Toni, stretching is so important and we should do it daily. x

  • Reply Debbie May 12, 2022 at 18:34

    Thanks very much Sue, I always appreciate your ideas and stretching is something I need to do more of!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 13, 2022 at 08:16

      We all need to do more stretching, Deb so you aren’t alone. It is something we tend to gloss over because we are probably tired at the end of a session. x

      • Reply Debbie May 13, 2022 at 09:26

        I’ve just shared this excellent post on my blog’s facebook page as it’s something we all need more of. Thanks again!

  • Reply Jo May 14, 2022 at 07:16

    Excellent! Thank you…

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