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No Equipment Needed: 5 Morning Stretches to Do at Home

Starting your day with a few simple stretches can help you wake up your body and prepare it for the day ahead. Plus, stretching doesn't require any special equipment, so you can easily do it at home.


Here are five stretches that you can do every morning to help you get your day off to a good start:


1. Cat-Cow Stretch

Start on your hands and knees, with your wrists under your shoulders and your knees under your hips. Inhale as you arch your back and tuck your chin to your chest (cow position). Exhale as you round your back and tuck your chin to your chest (cat position). Repeat this stretch for a few reps.



2. Downward Dog

Start on your hands and knees, with your wrists under your shoulders and your knees under your hips. Tuck your toes and lift your hips up and back, forming an inverted V shape with your body. Keep your feet hip-width apart and your hands shoulder-width apart. Hold this stretch for a few breaths.



3. Child's Pose

Start on your hands and knees, with your wrists under your shoulders and your knees under your hips. Sit back on your heels and stretch your arms in front of you. Lower your chest towards the ground and rest your forehead on the ground. Hold this stretch for a few breaths.



4. Seated Forward Bend

Sit on the ground with your legs extended in front of you. Reach for your toes and hold onto your feet, or use a belt or towel if you can't reach your feet. Hold this stretch for a few breaths.



5. Side Stretch

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides. Reach one arm up towards the ceiling and the other arm down towards the ground, then stretch to the side. Hold this stretch for a few breaths, then repeat on the other side.



Remember to always listen to your body and stop if you feel any pain or discomfort. Stretching is a great way to start your day, but it's also important to warm up before any physical activity and cool down afterwards. So, make sure to include some stretches in your daily routine to help you feel your best.


Experiencing pain or discomfort? Our Physiotherapists are ready to answer any questions and provide an assessment. Call us at (02) 9793 3119 or




Published By: Bassam Saleem

Bankstown Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre



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