Jump in the shower and with the water hot, you become a bit more limber. Use this time to stretch. You'll be amazed at how fast you will be able to touch your toes. I go from touching my knees only to touching the bathtub floor after 4 repetitions.
Do each stretch with deep breathing. Breathe in as you go into the stretch and out as you do the stretch.
- Stretch 1: Stretch your hamstrings. Breathe in, put hands over head, breathe out, lean back as far as you can safely, breathe out as you go down to touch your toes. Repeat 4 times. Breathe!
- Stretch 2: Stretch your quads. Brace against the wall with one arm, bend one leg and touch the heel to your bum. Switch legs.
- Stretch 3: Stretch your sides and lats. Put hands over head and lean with your back straight, away from your hips. Keep your legs at a good stable distance apart. Also helpful: point one foot in the same direction you are stretching while keeping the othe...