3 Ways You Can Squeeze a Stretching Routine in Your Busy Day
We all have a lot of things to do every day and sometimes we just don’t have time to attend to everything we want to achieve. What we are unaware of is that we have extra time that we do not use and it simply goes to waste. Even if you don’t have a rigorous exercise in the morning, stretching is just as helpful for your body. It helps relax the muscles and releases the tension. The 5 ways to squeeze a workout are:
1.Stretch minutes right when you wake up. If you find that you don’t have the energy to do it, have your morning coffee and do it right after. If you usually wake up at 7:30am, try to sleep 20 minutes earlier the night before and wake up at 7:10am. It will set your metabolism for the day and you will have more energy. In a few days, your body will adjust to the sleeping and waking up schedule and you start reaping the benefits. Make sure you warm up your limbs for 5-8 minutes before, to avoid injuries; you can do 5 lunges on each leg, or simply stretch up, palms touch and lean over to the right and then the left. And remember, it takes at least 3 weeks to get into a new habit, so you have to keep at it.
2.Stretch right before you eat dinner at home. I stretch at this time, because it gets me excited for dinner. If I delay my dinner for 20 minutes, I am eager to finish stretching, thus I push harder and stretch even more. You don’t have to do anything elaborate, just simply take 10-15 minutes to yourself and stretch.
3.On your break at work. As weird as it sounds, you should stretch at work. While you’re resting at your computer, your muscles are contracting and you’re putting a lot of tension in your lower back and shoulders. Stretching will make you feel more energized and help you relax your muscles as well. You can fold forward in your chair or just simply stretch up. If you don’t feel comfortable doing it while at your desk, stretch in the bathroom or change room.