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Wake up well: Benefits of a morning stretch

Updated: Jun 23, 2022

‘Stretching is beneficial at any time of the day, but particularly in the morning to awaken the senses, get the blood flowing and kick start your mind, ready for the day ahead. In the morning, our natural inclination is to stretch, most people do it without thinking.

When we sleep, bodies are relatively still, meaning our muscles haven’t moved for a significant amount of time. The intuitive full-body stretch is your brain letting your body know it’s time to move. The movement starts to realign your body.’

Take a look at our feature in Women’s Health last week, and have a go at their recommended list of morning stretches targeting the shoulders, spine and hips:

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