After a full night’s rest, your joints and muscles are bound to be stiff. If bending over to pick up something is tough on your muscles, you’re probably in need of a good stretch.
Stretching can increase flexibility and range of motion over time, promoting functionality. Start with these muscle groups:
This may seem like a lot to target, but don’t think that you have to spend your whole morning stretching. Research has shown that just a single session increases blood flow, promoting heart health. Increasing blood flow to muscles will also prepare you for your morning exercise.