The Friday Stretch!

Stretch – Because it Feels Sooo Good!

You made it – it’s Friday! Now reward yourself with a good stretch. It feels good to flex your muscles after a hard week at work, especially if you have a desk job. Unless you get up and move every hour, desk jobs make for a sedentary lifestyle. So a Friday stretch is not only well deserved, but desperately needed. So, enjoy – you deserve it!

Stretch

Stretching shouldn’t be something you only do when you are tired or you wake up from a deep sleep, but something you enjoy daily.

Stretching your muscles keeps you limber and flexible which gives you more freedom of movement for your other activities. And it feels sooo  good!

How to enjoy a Friday Stretch?

Try one of these:

  • join a Yoga or Pilates class – your gym, YMCA, or a yoga studio would be happy to have you join them!
  • buy a mat, clear enough space in a room of your apartment or home and begin stretching.
  • use whatever time you have to reach for the sky and stretch, then bend and stretch. There are books about how to exercise at the office and stretching is a great no-sweat way to get in some exercise too.

Some suggestions:

buy a mat:

choose a routine:

or buy an stretch DVD and have fun!

Gentle Yoga: 7 Beginning Yoga Practices for Mid-life (40’s – 70’s) including AM Energy, PM Relaxation, Improving Balance, Relief from Desk Work, Core Strength, and more. (5 out of 5 stars)
Yoga for Beginners Deluxe Set: 8 Yoga Video Routines for Beginners. Includes Gentle Yoga Workouts to Increase Strength & Flexibility
First (4.5 out of 5 stars)

Pilates for Beginners: Deep Core Strength and Flexibility with Taylor Gordon (5 out of 5 stars)

 

We hope you enjoy a great weekend stretch!

PS. Visit Flexibility and Balance!  Please send us your opinion. We are adding exercises and  would love to add your favorites too.  And do you have any questions for us? Any exercises you would like to see included?

 

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Author: Joan E Wilder

We provide information and motivation focused on the importance of physical activity to our quality of life. It is our hope to help people invest in themselves by staying active throughout their lives. It's that important.

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    1. Hi Gary, I am so sorry you are having trouble… To leave a comment you need to sign into WordPress – they control the comment logons as you can then comment on any blog that’s hosted at wordpress – not just mine… But since I see this comment, I’m thinking you got passed the issue? If not, please let me know.

      Enjoy those stretches – and BTW – you can stretch every day, not just Friday!

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