6 Stretches That Will Make Your Day Better

stretch Stretching isn’t reserved for prior to a workout or participation in sports. A series of beneficial stretches in the morning and throughout the day will support a more physically enjoyable life. The team of Family Chiropractic Care in Longview, WA, recommends daily lengthening and extending of your musculoskeletal system and assures that these 6 stretches will make the whole day better:

Body Stretches

  1. Sit up: Focus on your spinal alignment and correct your posture by sitting straight up. Revisit this awareness of your spinal position throughout the day to periodically correct your posture.
  2. Curl up: Lie down and pull both of your knees to your chest to stretch out your lower back.
  3. Touch the sky: Reach up towards the sky with your fingertips to lengthen your spine.
  4. Elbow pull: Bend your arm at your elbow, raise your arm and hang your hand behind your head. Then, lightly pull your elbow to the opposite side of your body to stretch your shoulder.
  5. Leg crossover: Lie down and rest one leg on top of the other. Then, pull the knee underneath as close to your chest as possible. If you cannot perform this stretch, pull on the knee that is resting on top, which will stretch out your leg muscles.
  6. Knee hug: With a minor adjustment from the “curl up,” cross one knee over the other and hold onto the knees with both arms.

With all of these stretches, relax once you get in the position and hold for as long as is comfortable. For a shorter stretching session, focus on engaging the stretches for 10 seconds each. It is important to employ these stretching techniques upon rising from sleep and throughout your day to promote flexibility, overall health and restful sleep. Additionally, it is important to be committed to a treatment that includes spinal adjustments, massages and proper nutrition for whole body wellness.

Chiropractic Treatment Center Longview WA

If you feel pain or discomfort while stretching or you feel suffer from chronic pain or a recurring injury, please contact Family Chiropractic Care in Longview, WA today, or give us a call at 360-636-2636 and allow one of our experts the opportunity to explain how we can help to improve your life.