In between workout sessions, running and different exercises we do, it’s important that we stretch every day. Stretching helps to improve the muscle’s felt elasticity and achieve comfortable muscle tone.

The result of stretching is a feeling of increased muscle control, flexibility, and range of motion.

There’s no reason why you should miss out on stretching daily and there are some simple stretches you can do at work too.

Here are some simple stretches for you to do daily to improve flexibility and tone muscles and reduce soreness after a workout.

Back Stretches

  • Cat – Cow Back Stretch
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This stretch is often referred to as a back stretch. The pose should look like a cat stretching its back. Release the crown of your head toward the floor, but don’t force your chin to your chest. Inhale, coming back into Cow Pose, and then exhale as you return to Cat Pose. Repeat 5-20 times, and then rest by sitting back on your heels with your torso upright

  • Upward Dog
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This is very essential for your lower back and you can even do it while lying in bed.

  • Knee to Chest
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Doing the knees-to-chest exercise faithfully – ideally every day – may help increase your low-back range of motion. This type of stretch also helps to make positive changes in the joint, along with increasing blood supply and assisting nutrients to flow into the area.

Neck Stretches

Neck stretches are majorly for dealing with sore necks, if you are doing a lot of abs workout you will probably need this more.

  • Neck Release
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Neck Release is very effective and you can do it almost anywhere. Hold on this side for 30 seconds, then slowly lift your head up and repeat this stretch on the other side.

  • Neck Flexion (Chin to Chest)
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Slowly begin to lower your neck down by lowering your chin down to your chest. Hold for 10-15 seconds. You’ll feel the stiff neck release.

Hamstring Stretches

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The hamstring muscle group helps you extend your leg straight back and bend your knee. A hamstring strain can be a pull, a partial tear, or a complete tear. So it’s important to stretch your hamstring daily but nothing too hard or complicated.

 

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