No flexibility in your schedule? Never fear: This quick, easy stretching routine has you covered. Mellower than workout videos and more recovery-focused than learning proper squat form, adopting a comprehensive routine of stretching exercises can help you feel better, body and soul, particularly if you suffer from muscle tension or stiffness.
Whether you’re just learning how to start working out or you’ve been hitting the gym regularly for years, incorporating regular stretching exercises into your routine can help prevent injury and keep you performing at your best. These easy stretches can even help those who don’t workout: Don’t consider them a real workout, but instead think about stretching regularly as a passive form of stress relief, like taking a bath or getting a massage.
You can do morning stretches to start your day right or tack on a few stretches after doing your resistance band exercises or stairs workout. Whenever you do them, your back, legs, and arms are sure to thank you later.