This 10-Minute Every Day Stretching Workout Will Do Wonders for Your Body Over 50

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Stretching can do wonders for our health, especially as we get older.

As we age, our muscles start to become less flexible. They get tighter, which makes it harder to move around like we used to. Even worse, muscles that are too tight can cause more harm. But guess what? A little stretching every day can really help with that. It keeps our muscles loose and our bodies fit.

Stretching does more than just keep us flexible. It also improves blood flow, which is like giving our muscles a well-balanced drink. It is also a great way to relieve stress. We feel better when we stretch, which can help us sleep better and think more clearly.

Stretching can do wonders for our posture. All those years of sitting and doing the same things over and over can mess with how we stand and sit. But with a little stretching, we can straighten things out and say goodbye to back pain.

Therefore, let us make stretching a daily habit. 

This 10-minute stretching workout will not only keep you flexible, but it will also keep you healthy as you age.

Step-by-Step 10-Minute Every Day Stretching

Today, give yourself 10 minutes to relax, stretch, and feel great in your body. I’m so excited; let’s get started.

Gentle exercise for relaxation

  • Inhale gently, then exhale as you turn your head to the left, center, and then to the right.
  • This gentle exercise helps loosen tension in the neck, preventing stiffness in the rest of the body.
  • Change direction, gently take your head back, then slowly bring your chin to your chest.

Stretch to relieve shoulder tension

  • Roll the left shoulder, then the right, then both shoulders.
  • Shoulder tension is often a symptom of stress and anxiety, so this stretch helps release it from the body.

Stretch to open up the back and shoulders

  • Bring your hands over your head, take a deep breath, and stretch deeply to the right side.
  • Inhale and come up, exhale to the left side.

Stretch to open up the hips

  • Bring your left arm to your right hip, exhale as you gently rotate your body to the right side, then inhale and come back to center.
  • Exhale and twist to the left.

The best calf stretch

  • Extend your left leg to the front of your body, raise your heel, hinge at the hips, and sit back.
  • Hold for six, then gently come up for two, and repeat.

Ankle strengthening stretch (Right)

  • Raise your left knee, use your ankle to flex your foot up and down.
  • Hold onto a wall if needed for balance.

Ankle strengthening stretch (Left)

  • Repeat the ankle strengthening stretch on the opposite leg.

Stretch to relieve wrist pain

  • Take your left arm out straight, palm facing forward, and gently pull your hand back towards your body to stretch your wrist and forearm.
  • Repeat on the right arm.

Stretch to relieve forearm tension

  • Join your elbows together, palms facing out, curl your fingers in, and raise your fingers to your forearm and down three times.

Stretch to open up the chest

  • Take your arms out wide, then back behind your body, join your hands and pull back to stretch the chest.

Stretch to boost energy

  • Bring your legs shoulder-width apart and gently twist as you allow your loose arms to tap and massage your kidneys to revitalize your energy.

Tips for Staying Consistent with Your Stretching Workout

If you want to get the most out of your every day stretching workout routine, you need to be consistent. Here are some things you can do to make sure you stick to your routine:

Set a Time: Make sure you do your every day stretching workout routine at the same time every day. Setting a time can help you make it a daily habit, whether it is first thing in the morning, during a break at work, or right before bed.

Create a Comfortable Space: Pick a quiet, comfortable spot in your home where you can stretch without being bothered. This can be a small corner with a yoga mat and any props you might need, like a towel or stretching strap.

Track Your Progress: Write down your every day stretching workout routine or use an app to keep track of any improvements in your health, mobility, or flexibility. Seeing your progress can be a powerful motivator.

Pay Attention to Your Body: Pay attention to how your body feels and change your routine as needed. If a certain stretch feels too hard, change it so that it fits your current level of flexibility. Remember, stretching should feel good, not painful.

READ ALSO: Effective Stretching Workouts to Improve Your Flexibility & Mobility

Closing Thoughts 

Stretching every day is like a magic potion for your body and mind, especially as we age.

It is amazing how much better you feel when you stretch for just 10 minutes a day. You will feel more flexible and less likely to hurt yourself. Those nagging pains may even go away. Along with a lot of other benefits!

But guess what? It’s never too late to start. Stretching is good for everyone, whether you are new to moving or have been doing it for a while. It is easy on your body but it works really well.

That being said, let us do it every day. Stick with your daily stretching routine and be kind to yourself. Before you know it, you will feel like a whole new person. You’ve got this!

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Schellea Fowler, the visionary founder of Fabulous50s, brings over three decades of small business leadership and expertise to her legacy. Not only has she excelled personally, but she has also become a mentor, generously sharing her wealth of experience with emerging entrepreneurs. After retiring at 50 in 2016, Schellea’s commitment to continuous growth led her to pursue additional qualifications. A qualified fitness instructor, she is presently continuing her master trainer program, specializing in exercise for older adults. Through Fabulous50s, Schellea remains devoted to her vision of empowering and inspiring women to embrace and celebrate their current stage of life. Her additional qualifications include: Fashion Styling from the Australian Style Institute, Advanced Personal Colour Analysis from AOPI,  and Meditation Teacher Training from Yoga Coach.
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