Lower Body StretchingToday I’m feeling Lower Body Stretching. Yes, I


Lower Body Stretching

Today I’m feeling Lower Body Stretching. Yes, I am focusing more on our lower body today.

I guess because I had a good 6 to 7 hours of sleep last night. Normally it is 3 to 5 hours of sleep.
But the extra hour or two of sleep has given me a little more energy this morning. So, let’s get to it.

Types of lower body stretches:

We have heard of many different types of stretches for our lower body. Particularly our legs. The hamstrings. The quads. The glutes. The calf’s. The ankles. All are important.

The main thing is to begin. Then to concentrate on the stretches that you enjoy and/or feel comfortable with. I personally like the reach and touch your toes for each leg. To help stretch my calf’s and hamstrings at the same time.

Stand with your legs shoulder with apart. Then turn your right heel up. Reach down toward your toes with your right hand as far as is comfortable for you. Hold for a count of twelve. Do the same thing with your left foot. Repeat 3 to 5 times. Try to reach further on the third, fourth and fifth time. Further then you did of the first two times.

I also like to loosen up my hips with some trunk rotations. It’s like doing the hula hoop that most of us did as kids. But isolation each of the four movements more slowly and precise. Hands on hips. Move hips to the right. Then to the back. Then to the left. And finally, back to the front. Repeat 3 to 5 times in each direction. It’s fun and quick and your movements length should increase with each rotation.

Why stretch your lower body?

Its a great way to get the blood flowing to start your day. Blood flow is key as we age. Stretching your lower body may help in your balance and give you more energy to do the things you love.

You may also find the desire to sit often, a lot less interesting. I usually stand and move around while waiting rather than sitting.

I find that when I do morning lower body stretch before work, I drink more water throughout the day. Eat less and have greater balance and much more energy. Generally, I just feel better.


I took much longer to write and post this then I intended to. Thanksgiving and working for Black Friday and Cyber Monday slowed me down a bit.

Stretching that body all throughout the day is so beneficial in your mobility and overall health. So, get going doing at least your favorite ones. Enjoy.

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