This Is The 10 Minute Stretch You Should Be Doing Every Day

If you’ve ever been to an allied health clinic, a good stretch is something you know we should be doing and could benefit from. But our attention toward these areas of fitness often falls by the wayside, because we tend to be so much more focused on hardcore, calorie-burning or strength-building workouts. With so many muscle groups to tackle, many different stretches to target them and varying levels of flexibility to consider, it can be confusing to know what is the most effective for us and how often to do it.

Stretching offers a huge range of advantages to both our physical and mental health. So putting aside a little time each day to unwind can build a strong and flexible body as a whole. 

Implementing a schedule with mobility work can be great for:

  • Increased flexibility
  • Greater range of motion through movement and exercise
  • Injury prevention
  • Reduction in tightness/stiffness
  • Assisting with lowering stress levels
  • Improved sleep

It’s important that you prepare for a stretching session with a gentle warm-up of 5 minutes of moderate cardio. Or, you can add your flexibility work to the end of a regular workout as a cool down. Warming up loosens muscle, prepares you for performance, minimises the risk of injury and should always be done ahead of any stretching.

Also read: Sitting At A Desk All Day? You Need To Be Doing These Stretches!

Here’s the 10 minute stretch you should be doing every day.

Hold each movement for 30 seconds:

Back Twist 


 Lower Back Stretch


Downward Dog
stretch Figure four


 Hamstring Stretch
 Hip Flexor Stretch


 Neck Stretch


 Shoulder Stretch


Chest Drop
Tricep Stretch
stretch Calf Stretch
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Louise McDonald, Cert III & Cert IV Fitness
Louise has been a Trainer and Wellness Coach for almost 20 years and is one of our experienced Support Crew members in Fitness, as our Lean and Strong Captain! Louise has worked passionately with all levels of fitness over the years across both Australia and the UK, where she has specialised in competition training with athletes for the last decade. She has worked closely with top level competitors and even our own 12WBT peeps to bring home a National Trophy! She lives, breathes, eats and sleeps weight training and is super passionate about teaching others how to reach their full potential.

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