19 Aug Healthy Hint: Travel Tips for your bod Part III!
(Hot) summer in the city? Or toasty summer trips? Keep it cool – literally & figuratively – with Part III of our healthy hint: summer adventure series. These quick and easy exercises just require standing room (perfect for trains & planes) and some solid inhales & exhales. Happy travels!
1. Mini squats (6-8 repetitions)
Find an area that is clear enough for you to stand with you feet hip distance apart. Rest your arms by your side.
Keep your torso vertical and bend your knees into a mini squat making sure you keep a neutral spine and track your knees forward.
2. Chest & shoulder opener (6-8 repetitions)
Find an area that is clear enough for you to stand with your feet hip distance apart. Clasp your hands behind your back.
Inhale, externally rotating your arms as you open your chest and extend your spine on an exhale. Hold for 2 counts and then relax.
3. Scapula mobility (6-8 repetitions)
Find an area that is clear enough for you to stand with your feet hip distance apart. Rest your arms by your side.
Elevate and depress your shoulders while retracting your scapula.
4. Side stretch (6-8 repetitions)
Interlace your hands above your head and bend to the side, stretching out your quadratus lumborum.
Inhale, hold for 2 counts and then exhale and release stretch.
See Part I for easing discomfort and pain in the back and hips & Part II for upper body TLC…and travel safely!