Article by Brad Walker AKA the Stretch Coach. Copyright © All rights reserved. Brad is a leading stretching and sports injury consultant with more than 20 years experience in the health and fitness industry. View more stretching and sports injury articles here… Stretch Coach Articles
Try simple stretching exercise instead of trying to stay in shape by sweating it out. If you've never put much thought into how stretching can benefit your health and your body, this site will help you realize what an important part of any health and fitness regime it really is.
Spend just five minutes in the morning stretching to tone and lengthen your muscles. You might even feel taller, because some stretches will help you to develop a better posture.
You don't have to be super fit to do stretches. It's the perfect starting point for beginners or people with an existing medical condition, such as Multiple Sclerosis, which may make it hard to do more energetic forms of exercise.
Since stretching is best done in silence or to slow and soothing music, it can almost be like meditating. Set aside just five minutes in the morning for the routine and stretching will help put you in a positive frame of mind for the day. As you become more familiar with different stretches, you can combine the movements with deep breathing and positive visualizations, which will help to clear your mind from clutter.