This glorious STRETCHING ROUTINE is absolutely perfect for an active rest day, because it’s both invigorating and relaxing! We’re improving our flexibility and functional fitness with a few simple, easy-to-follow, dynamic stretches that are geared toward women over 50.
Here are the FAST FACTS: Level ONE | NO floor work | SEATED + STANDING
Why is stretching so important for our health as we age?
- Muscles can stiffen and begin to atrophy if not used and stretched regularly
- Tight, inflexible muscles can pull on joints, causing pain
- Maintaining (or gaining!) range of motion and flexibility can prevent falls
Adding a gentle workout like this one to your weekly exercise routine can help you stay fit and active throughout your long, healthy life!
Exercises are both SEATED and STANDING, with no floor work or transitions to the ground.
Follow along with me in real time with the full length video below.
Can’t see the workout? Click here to watch it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/wpDBrHYH8pQ
Move gently through each exercise several times, holding the stretched position for slightly longer if desired
Arm Circles with sit and stand
Overhead Rainbow Reach
Reverse Hold Torso Twist
Toe Touch into Foot Plant and Reach
Plank to Pike
Calf Stretch into Hip Flexor Stretch
Cat and Cow
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