3 Stretches You Should Do Every Day

on January 23, 2011
Illustrations: Patrick Weber

Boost your flexibility, and your energy level, with these moves from Get Energy! Empower Your Body, Love Your Life by Denise Austin.

AM: Dynamic sunrise stretch
Sit cross-legged on your bed or on a chair. Extend your arms and bend forward at the waist, abs tight. Hold for 15 seconds, feeling the stretch in your lower back and glutes. Switch sides.

Noon: Chair spinal twist
While sitting in your chair, place your hands behind your head. With abs tight, twist from your waist to the right, keeping your feet planted in front of you. Hold for 20 seconds; rotate in the other direction.

PM: Low lunge
Step backward into a lunge. Lower the other knee to the floor, laying the top of the foot on the floor. Rest your hands on your knee, hold for 30 seconds and repeat on the other side.

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