Kick-Start Your Fitness
Exercises to beat the stress of an intense workday...
1 Morning Prep
Lower-Back Stretch: Sit with your right leg extended out and your left one drawn in to your inner thigh. Lean down and grab your right leg with both hands. Keep your back straight. Reach as far as you can. Alternate legs. This helps prevent pain from sitting too long.
2 Mid-day Workout
Calf Stretch: Place both hands on a wall or counter. Place your right leg forward with your knee bent; stretch back your left leg, keeping your full foot on the floor. Alternate legs. This limbers up your calf muscles and is beneficial before and after walking or running.
3 Evening Exercise
Shoulder-Neck Stretch: Grab a towel and drape it over shoulder. Use your other hand to grab the towel from behind. Pull gently in the opposite direction while bending your head and neck away from the towel. Switch sides. This relieves neck tension.