Monday, 15 October 2012

Your body need a bit of TLC before bed time!

A few years back my body started to feel a bit stiff and not as flexibly as it use to (NO, it’s definitely not an age thing probably just a bit too much single way training). So anyway, I began a short night routine with a bit of yoga breathing, stretching, same Pilates exercises to strengthen, mobilize and stabilize the body and it’s really nice.

The routine of doing a short program most nights may seem overwhelming at first, but hang in there as soon you’ll be in tune with your body and your little routine will feel very rewarding.

Here are a few benefits that I feel my short little relaxing routine has given me.

1.    It increases your flexibility
Stretching increases range of motion in all joints and movements of the body.
2.    It helps you develop body strength and awareness
If offer functional strength, meaning the body must maintain correct posture, which will help you develop a balanced body less prone to injuries
3.    It gives you great core and posture
You working your deep core muscles, which will make you aware of your core and back muscles the whole day
4.    It reduces stress and keeps you younger and happier
The focus on breathing, stretching and correct posture will release endorphins into the body and boost your mood and good feeling
5.    It prevents and repairs injuries
Due to the soft stretching, strengthening and core work, you can prevent injuries but also help repair something that is already there.

If you start your 20 minutes relaxing/stretching routine today before the injury, it is less likely you will get one and if you do get an injury you body is stronger and more flexible and will recover quicker.

Send me an email if you are interested in my 20 minutes relaxing/stretching routine, and I will tell you all about it.

Yours in Health & Fitness,

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