5-Minute Fitness: Wake Up and Energize

Start your day with four simple stretches before your feet hit the floor.


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Morning Stretches

Hold each position for five breaths, and do one to two sets.

While lying on your back:

Full body: Extend arms over your head, toes pointed.

Knee to Chest: Pull one knee to chest. Repeat on opposite side.

Double Knee to Chest: Pull both knees to your chest.

Knee Rolls: Gently roll knees to one side, keeping knees and feet together. Repeat on opposite side.


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