Best Stretches to Practice after a Long Day of Work

by glenn on July 14, 2014

The ugly truth is that we all live stressful lives. In between jobs, families and other million activities that seem to fill up our days, we are left baffled, tired and fatigued. No wonder our immunity systems and our entire bodies are cringing for help “asking” us to stop from all the running!

Exercising with regularity is one of the best natural cure to stress, anxiety and depression. Researchers have scientifically proven the fact that the body releases hormones that make us feel happy whenever we exercise. Through the pain and through the sweat, we all happier thus – and this is something you should keep in mind the next time you want to make an excuse not work out even a bit.

If you want to learn some stretches for the back and for the entire body after a long day of work, you may want to talk to a New York personal trainer. He/she will be able to see exactly where you have issues and where you may be able to improve your posture through stretching. For example, if you spend a lot of time in front of your computer in one of the New York offices, there is a high chance that you are slouching your back in the upper part. For this kind of pain, you should try opening your arms as wide as possible and criss-crossing them over your chest. Also, twists from one side to the other and back can help you with that part of your body that bends in its middle when you slouch on your office chair.

Other stretches you could try after work are also good for the waistline and for the legs as well. Lie down on your side with your legs together in a 45 degree angle in front of you. Keep your legs straight and lift one and then put it back. Repeat this until you feel the inner thighs burning and then switch.

If you want to stretch your hamstrings, sit on your buttocks with your head up high and your back straight and then bring your legs straight in front of you (toes facing upwards). Bend your back and try to grab your feet with your hands. Stay there for a few seconds (do not strain yourself too much) and then slowly come back up.

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