STRETCH IS BEST
Guess what? Stretching isn’t just a post-workout thing. “Doing it before exercise leaves your muscles warmed up, reduces injury risk and increases your range of motion,” says stretching expert Lisa Lawson. Try these easy stretches to power your next sweat
Interlace both hands while reaching up to the sky. Gently lean over to the right while stretching into the left side of the back, then do the same with the opposite side. Next, interlace your hands behind your neck and begin moving your chest forwards while sending your elbows back towards one another.
Stand with your feet hip-distance apart. Reach both arms up to lengthen the body and upper back. Start to bend forwards at the hips while also reaching your arms forwards. At the same time, tilt your pelvis backwards and reach your fingers towards your shins, toes or the floor.
Lie on your stomach and send your arms out to the side in a T. Keeping your arms on the ground, gently roll over to the right-hand side while picking up your left leg and placing your foot on the ground behind you to deepen into the stretch. Then do the same on the opposite side.