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I am sure that you have all heard about the importance of stretching before and after a workout, but why don't we consider everyday life a workout? You probably don't realize how much you use your muscles throughout the day. Even climbing the stairs or carrying groceries makes your body work! Stretching right when you wake up is invaluable for warming up your body for the day. Stretching helps slightly raise the body’s core temperature, loosening up muscles and preparing them for activity. It can relieve stress, and in my opinion, helps me get into a healthy mindset so I make good choices (about anything from food to exercise) throughout my day. Try this attached morning stretch plan when you roll out of bed. Stay in your PJs! Think of this as a treat instead of a workout :) If you find that stretching really helps you in the morning, check out pipeline's collection that will walk you through one of the most basic yoga routines, the Sun Salutation. Its the ideal morning stretch! Sun Salutation Guide:
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Ahhh I need to get on this. I have rheumatoid arthritis and every morning my body feels all sorts of stiff.