How many times have you said to yourself, “Next Monday, I’m going to the gym” or “I’m going to start riding a bike and running in the morning!” and then end up breaking that promise? Our bodies need physical activity in order to stay healthy. But it tends to be hard to find enough time for fitness or other activities: work and home duties take a lot of time. It is great that coaches have come up with a series of simple exercises that you can do at home in order to keep your muscles in shape.
We at Bright Side know that the price for all the cookies we’ve eaten and the sedentary lifestyle is extra weight. This is why we suggest that you get up, stretch, and make your body work like it should.
Neck and shoulders
A soft stretching exercise for the neck. This exercise will return the flexibility to the muscles and remove the fat near the 7th vertebra.
- Lie on your back and bend your knees.
- Fold a towel, as shown in the picture above, and place it on the back of the head.
- Pull the blanket up trying to stretch the neck. Keep the elbows to the sides to allow yourself to breathe freely.
- Take 3 deep breaths and repeat the exercise 3-4 times.
A static stretch for the shoulder muscles. Tension in the shoulder area has a negative effect on the vision and causes frequent headaches.
- Lean with your shoulder on the wall.
- Bend the arm at the elbow and lift it so that the shoulder is parallel to the floor and the fingers are pointing down.
- Rotate the body from the wall, avoiding any painful sensations.
- Hold this position for 30 seconds and then do the same with the other arm.
Twisting that improves blood circulation and increases lymphatic drainage. This exercise is good for people who have the first signs of saggy skin.
- Lean with your shoulder on a vertical plank. You can use the door frame.
- Hold the frame from the opposite side.
- Rotate your body so you feel the muscles stretching on the back of the arm.
- Make sure the arm is horizontal and the wrist is in line with the shoulders. Do the exercise for 30 seconds on each side.