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5% challenge: Stretching

Friday, March 08, 2013

Today is the first day of a week of at least 10 minutes a day stretching. I like stretching because it can be done in many places, at many times and I find it relaxing. But although I have DVDs on stepping, walking etc. there are none on stretching! I know I will find something on SP but first looked on Youtube. Between SP and Youtube there will be no shortage of variety for my 7+ days of this challenge.
I have just done:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=
-iY5V0xiiKw

Halfway there already. I'll try a different one later today.
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  • v SPARKLINGHOPE
    Great video for stretching
    1222 days ago
  • v LADYCALICO
    Thanks for the link. I don't know about you, but I have really been enjoying this challenge. I got out of my good habit of stretching and was unable to get back into it until this challenge provided the motivation. I think I have been through all the SP stretching videos now--anybody besides me about ready to commit mayhem on Barry from Detroit?
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    1233 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/11/2013 2:25:46 PM
  • v ASHENPOND
    emoticon I must start with stretches. Your 5% challenge is the emoticon
    1235 days ago
  • v LIBBYL1
    Stretching is a wonderful thing! My mother is 86 and can still touch her toes and walk on the beach, and is not bent over and only has arthritis in her fingers. She was a physio and did yoga for years - and credits her flexibility to keeping mobility in her joints through stretching every day (and keeping on walking). Some stretches she does and I do ....
    yoga happy baby (just love the name) am sure you can google it. And child's pose.
    Lots of spinal twists - again yoga has some great ones,
    The standard shoulder stretch (standing straight and putting one arm over your shoulder next to your head with hand down your back and the other reaching behind from your waist and clasping hands together - if can't clasp use a towel or tea towel and edge fingers closer and closer.
    . And of course lying on your back with a band or something else and lifting one leg up and trying to bring as close to your face as possible using the band and keeping leg straight, then slowly moving it to one side keeping it high and straight and trying to touch floor while keeping shoulders on floor and then over to the other.
    Then of course sitting straight legs in front of you and with a straight back reaching for your toes and trying to get your head on to your knees. Then doing same with legs wide open and reaching out over each leg.
    Enjoy!

    1235 days ago
  • v GRNDMOM43
    emoticon emoticon
    1235 days ago
  • v DS9KIE
    that sounds like a great plan...you found a great workout
    1235 days ago
  • v PIP-PMI-SKYLAR
    Thanks for the link emoticon emoticon
    1235 days ago
  • v NEW-CAZ
    emoticon Great work! Keep it up emoticon
    1235 days ago
  • v LYNMEINDERS
    Thanks heaps for the link...go you...well done
    1235 days ago
  • v MICKEYH
    emoticon I am thinking about doing some Jillian micheal's yoga DVD. emoticon
    1235 days ago
  • v PHEBESS
    Before I even get out of bed, I take one leg and bend it, knee to chest - wrap my hands around the calf - hold it for 20-25 counts. Release. Switch legs and repeat. It stretches the lower back and hip, and makes my back feel so much better when I do get out of bed.

    Just a starter stretch!
    1236 days ago
  • v AWESOMECHELZ
    emoticon Keep up the GREAT work! emoticon Chelsea emoticon
    1236 days ago
  • v ARTJAC
    emoticon emoticon
    1236 days ago
  • v GEMLADYONE
    There are (as you suspected) several on SP. Here's one of my favorites that I do in my office (when I think of it....hmm the challenge will push me to do more often?)

    www.sparkpeople.com/
    resource/videos-detail.asp?vide
    o=22

    And I use this one after running or anything high impact to avoid shin splints....it's worked so far!

    www.sparkpeople.com/res
    ource/videos-detail.asp?video=6
    6

    Happy stretching!
    1236 days ago
  • v GLITTER60
    you can get yoga videos.
    1236 days ago
  • v MLH148
    Thank you! I was just noticing I had no stretching DVDs and wondering what to do.
    1236 days ago
  • v WENDYJM4
    looks good. Penny
    1236 days ago
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