JODY'S PHILOSOPHY

"Be Brave"

"It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you do with it"

"All activity counts"

"A stretched muscle is a strong muscle"

"Enjoy the moment"

"Less is more"

"You can never be too rich, but you can definitely be too thin"

"Sweat daily"

"Life will give you what you need. It's up to you to get what you want"

 

Jody's Tweets

 

#11 Chest Stretch

A good way to work on improving your posture is to stretch your chest muscles. A corner works best for doing this stretch. Adjust your arms so that you feel the stretch across your chest. Do 1 rep. Hold for 30 seconds or six slow breaths. Change legs and do the same stretch. Hold for 30 seconds or six slow breaths. 1 rep = 2 stretches changing the forward leg.

 

#10 Low Back

Sitting really is the bane of modern day living. Why not spend some of that sitting time doing something for your back that will let it move. Slowly roll yourself down and back up. Hold each stretch for 30-60 seconds. Repeat 1-3 times. Breathe into your belly while your holding the stretch.

#9 Abdominal Stretch

The spine likes to flex, rotate and extend. This stretch will hep to gently extend the back while stretching out your abdominal muscles. Hold this stretch for 30-60 seconds, or count 6-12 breaths. Repeat 1-3 times.

 

#8 Upper Back and Neck Stretch


This stretch is great for tight shoulders and neck muscles. Hold onto something or, lengthen both arms and clasp your hands together. If you hunch your shoulders up to your ears, then pull them down. Nod your head forward. Bring you chin back a tad or lengthen through the back of the neck. Hold for 6-12 breaths, or 30-60 seconds. Repeat 1-3 times.

#7 Piriformis Stretch

A lot of people suffer from tight hips and a tight tush. Even if you don’t, this stretch is going to feel great. The first picture shows a good way to stretch sitting on a chair. The second picture shows a good way of doing it on the ground. Do 1-3 sets, of holding for 30 seconds, or 6 breaths. Doing both sides once = 1 rep. Keep breathing. Relax your jaw.