Stretch It Out Before Bed Tonight

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Today is day 4 of the Work (Out) From Home challenge, powered by Humana!  

When we’re stressed, we often hold tension in our necks, backs, and legs. The right stretches can help reduce or relieve that tension. Here are a few options:
  • Upward stretch: Lace your fingers together and push your palms up towards the sky. Keep your arms straight and elongate your spine. Feel the stretch in your arms, neck, and ribcage.
  • Neck and shoulder stretch: Tilt your right ear towards your right shoulder, as if you’re trying to touch the two. Hold for 20 seconds. Repeat on the other side.
  • Hamstring stretch: Lay on your back with your hips centered and flat. Extend both legs straight and flat on the ground. Lift one leg in the air while keeping it straight. Gently pull it closer to your abdomen with your hands. Repeat with the other leg.
Taking time to stretch every day is great for flexibility and mobility. It keeps your muscles strong and healthy. And your stretching routine doesn’t have to be long — even five minutes daily is enough.

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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on May 14, 2020 7:47 PM America/Chicago

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