87 percent of Americans are afraid to age. There are a number of symptoms that accompany aging, such as fatigue, flexibility, balance, metabolism, etc. But, you can fight it with stretching, which will also improve your flexibility and posture, speed up your blood circulation and help reduce stress. We have gathered 8 simple exercises that will relax your muscles and improve your well-being overall.
To do this exercise, you should stand straight, with your feet spread at hip-width apart. Do a deep forward bend and then slowly squat, bending your knees. Lower your buttocks down as much as possible while keeping your back straight. Open your hips, pressing into your knees with your elbows. Put your palms together and breathe smoothly and deeply. Hold this pose for 10 to 15 seconds and repeat it 2 to 3 times. If you are not able to keep your heels on the floor, place a rolled towel under your feet.
Stand straight and spread your arms out to the side. Keep your fingers together and your palms facing downward. Without changing the position of your hands, make a full turn clockwise 3 times. Repeat the same, this time turning counterclockwise.
Hip Flexor, Hamstring, and Glute Stretches
Place your left foot on top of a table or a surface that is about your knee height. Bend your left knee and lean in towards it while keeping your back and right leg straight. Hold this position for about 10 seconds and then switch the feet.
After that, place your left heel on the surface and keep both of your legs straight. Stick your butt out behind you and lean forward. Hold this position for 10 seconds and then repeat it with the right leg.
Finally, sit on the surface and place your right foot on the ground, while your left ankle is on top of your right knee. Gently press on your left knee and lean forward. Hold this position for about 10 seconds and then switch the feet and repeat the exercise.
Start by going down on your knees and your toes are touching the floor. Place your palms on your hips, straighten your back and press your chin to your chest. Bend your head back and around in circles. Repeat this exercise 3 times.
Head and Legs Up
Lie on your back with your hands extended alongside your body with your palms on the floor. Raise your head and touch your chest with your chin. After that, lift your legs up, but keep your lower back on the floor at all times. Repeat the exercise 3 times.
Reverse Table Pose
Sit on the buttocks and stretch your legs in front of you. Also, straighten your back and put your straight arms behind your torso. Bend your head forward as far as possible and then bend it backward. Lift the buttocks, by bending your knees. Rest on your feet and palms. Hold this position for about 5 seconds and repeat 3 times.
Perform the plank pose. Then drop your legs, arch your back, moving your chest through your arms and tilt your head back as far as you can. Without bending your arms and legs, lift the buttocks and try to touch your chest with your chin. Stay in this position for 5 seconds and repeat it 3 times.
Sit down and bend your knees. Lift and wrap your arms around them with your chin resting on your chest and your back rounded. Start rolling forward and backward. Do the exercise for about 30 seconds.
If you are constantly feeling tired or not energetic, then these exercises will help your body feel younger!