Good Morning Exercise!

Are you slow moving in the morning?  Is your back stiff when you wake up? If so, you’re not alone.

Many of us feel this way in the morning. It could be from the activity of the previous day, or just the fact that your body has been sedentary all night. Our bodies crave movement and when we are still at night our bodies tend to get stiff.  Like the oil in our car, our joints have fluids which help them glide better.  Moving helps lubricate the joints allowing them to move more freely.

Try these easy activities to loosen up and jump-start your mornings:

Pull Knees to ChestLie on your back, pull your knees to your chest and hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 3 times.

Rock Knees Back - ForthStill lying on your back and holding your knees to your chest, rock your knees back and forth in a smooth controlled manner for 2-3 minutes.

Arch BackNext, lie on your stomach and press up with your arms to arch your back. Repeat 10 repetitions.

Cross ArmsFinally, sit on the side of the bed, cross your arms across your chest and rotate back and forth. Repeat 30 times each way.

What is your favorite morning exercise that gets your body geared up and ready for the day? Leave a reply below and let us know!

Disclaimer: The information provided on Baudry Therapy Center ’s website and blog is presented for information and educational purposes only. This general information is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition nor to replace diagnosis or treatment by your healthcare professional. Before beginning light or moderate intensity physical activities, we encourage you to talk with your healthcare provider about health and exercise as part of your everyday routine. Baudry Therapy Center and it’s respective agents, heirs, assigns, contractors and employee’s will not be held liable for any injury incurred or exacerbated while performing any exercises, stretches, or any other activity related to the content and information available on this website.

Get your mind, body & soul moving in the morning & give these exercises a try.