4 Stretches You Should Do Every Day

By Brittany Risher |

Increase your range of motion and reduce stiffness in your joints with these moves.

Flexibility isn’t about whether you can touch your nose to your unbent knees. Ultimately, flexibility is about enjoying your life—and doing the things you love.

By increasing your range of motion, you’ll be less prone to injury while exercising, traveling, or playing with your grandkids. You’ll feel less stiff and more comfortable going about everyday activities like walking, lifting, and bending. You’ll improve your posture and circulation while also relieving pain and stress.

So, where should an inflexible person begin? Fitness expert David Jack recommends doing these four stretches every day. They don’t require any fitness equipment so you can do them anytime, anywhere. Need extra support? Do these moves next to a wall, and use it for balance.

Warm up by walking in place for five minutes. As you stretch, breathe deeply, and go slowly. Listen to your body, and never force a movement that causes pain. It's OK if you can't bend very far now. With regular stretching, your flexibility will improve.

Ready to get started? Click below to download your free step-by-step guide to four stretches you should do every day!

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