Do you hold tension in your shoulders, back, neck or head? What would you do if I told you that you get some long-term pain relief by stretching your body 5 minutes a day?
University of Illinois researchers noted that taking time to loosen the muscles, especially those in areas that notoriously collect tightness (such as the lower back, hips, and neck) will make you feel more mobile, and your overall quality of life will see improvement. Over time, stretching will ease "fatigue, impatience, lack of sleep, and disability while improving function and assist in eliminating the need for medications used for treatment."
Other studies have shown that stretching improves blood circulation allowing muscles to relax, leading to better heart health.
With all the amazing health benefits of stretching, why not take time out of your busy life to pay attention to your body and slow down. It only takes 5 minutes!
Don't know where to start? Here are a few tried and tested yoga poses to help get your stretch on.
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