Stretch of the Month
Reclining Hamstring Stretch
Here’s a relaxing way to stretch one hamstring at a time.
- Lie on your back. Raise your left leg as high as you can, keeping your pelvis flat on the ground. Hold your lower thigh and encourage the leg to move toward your head. Flex your bottom foot to stretch your calf too.
- Hold for 30 seconds, then switch sides.
When you’ve got time – at your desk, driving the car, cooking food – do some deep breathing.
Inhale and count up to 5 seconds, hold it for a few seconds, and release slowly.
Exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide is one of the best things we can do for our blood and cells.