Gaining Weight? Try Stretching – It’s easy!
If you are gaining weight and want to try some low-impact, body-weight exercises, try stretching! If you are like most people, weight gain can be a problem from the time we are born until the day we die. Yes, it usually gets tougher to lose the extra pounds as we get older because we are more sedentary, but weight gain doesn’t discriminate because of age.
And the good news is that no matter how young or old you are, stretching has many benefits like feeling good and looking good. If your doctor has approved these stretch-exercises, you can follow them once a week for a full-body stretch. You’ll begin to see results in a few weeks. Yes, a 5 minute warm-up is still recommended before you exercise.
Here is a chart of easy-to-do exercises that we think you’ll look forward to doing each week. You can print this image and bring it with you to the gym or hang on your home-gym wall.
If you missed it, you can read last week’s post – Flexibility – Important at every age.
Additional stretching articles and exercises you might like:
- Good Warm Up and Cool Down Exercises
- 5 Minutes for a Warm Up Stretch
- Dynamic Stretches for Warming Up
- Flexibility Exercises
Want exercise instructions? Just jot us a note in the comments section and we’ll be happy to send them to you!
Visit our flexibility workout page for these exercise instructions!
Image by: Smooth Health and Fitness
And if you want to see the exercise in motion:
Try these exercise DVD’s at home and follow along with the instructor.
|15-Minute Yoga Stretch
||Spine Strengthening Exercises
|Couch to Confident
||Save Your Lower Back
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