Flexibility is so much more than the ability to touch our toes or stretch out a cramp. In fact, flexibility is a fundamental part of working out that goes largely overlooked. Staying flexible improves blood flow to your muscles and reduces your risk of injury, improving your ability to perform everyday activities.And make sure you didn’t miss out on Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4 and Week 5 of Your 6 Week Workout Plan For a Stronger Body…From the Comfort of Your Own Home…
This week, try these stretches on for size!
Sitting on the floor or with your back against a wall, straighten your legs out in front of you. Keeping your back straight and with hands on the floor, slowly curl your toes back towards your body. Hold for 15 seconds, then release. Repeat this stretch 2-3 times.
Position your hands directly under your shoulders and knees under your hips, either on the carpet, a rug, or exercise mat. Start by moving into the Cow Pose; inhale as you drop your belly toward the floor, lifting your chin and chest upward to gaze toward the ceiling. Next, move into Cat Pose; exhale as you draw your belly to your spine and round your back to the ceiling, like a cat stretching its back. Each motion should take approximately 15-30 seconds. This is an excellent exercise to do when you wake up, or anytime your lower back is feeling tight.Congratulations! Your commitment to a stronger body has paid off! Keep up the hard work, continuing to practice these exercises each day. And don’t forget to get creative, adding in your own moves to personalize your workout. Share some of your favorites with us @orberausa and inspire others to take the next step towards better health.