The goal of any mom or busy woman is to be a good mother and provider for her family. Busy Moms and women are constantly juggling the responsibilities of taking care of their children, caring for a home, and maintaining work outside the house. 

However, one thing that many moms or busy women forget to do is take care of themselves by stretching! This blog post will explore the 5 benefits of doing simple stretches, like spine twists or hip stretches. Morning stretches will help boost your productivity while still being there for your kids. Are you ready? Let’s get started!

Stretching in the morning is a great way to boost your productivity. Here are five reasons why: 

1) You’ll reduce tension and pain throughout the body, which can lead to reduced stress levels.

 2) Improved flexibility will allow you to move more easily through your day, helping you feel less stiff and sore.

 3) Strengthening muscles improves posture, so you’ll look taller and slimmer-and that’s always a good thing! 

4) When we stretch our bodies, it helps release endorphins in the brain-the same hormones released when we exercise or do something pleasurable like eating chocolate! And finally

 5) Stretching improves circulation and increases blood flow all over the body, meaning better oxygenation for cells.

So, what kind of stretches can you do on a daily? 

  1. Spine Twist

To begin, lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. You can also use a yoga block or towel in between your knees.

Inhale to prepare and draw both knees towards your chest and clasp your hands around them.

Exhale as you twist your spine and extend your right arm out along the floor at shoulder height with your palm facing down. Turn your head to the right. Soften your gaze toward your right fingertips. 

Hold the pose for a couple of seconds and remember to breathe 

On an inhalation, slowly come back to the center. Exhale and repeat steps 2-3 on the opposite side.

  1. Hip opener

Lie on your back, lift your hips up, and put a Pilates ball under your hips.

Bend your knees with feet flat on the floor.

Bring soles of feet together and let knees fall out to sides. Place one hand on your heart and one hand on your belly. Close your eyes and breathe deeply. 

Hold the pose for a couple of seconds and remember to breathe 

  1. Core strengthening: Transverse abs

Lie on your back, lift your hips up, and put a Pilates ball under your hips

Lift both of your legs to the tabletop position. Find a neutral pelvis or tuck your pelvis if you have a swayback like me. 

Close your eyes and focus on keeping your hips stable, breathing, and keeping your ribs in. 

The goal is to connect with your deep core muscles here. 

Hold the pose for a couple of seconds and remember to breathe 

Do these exercises every day to strengthen your hips and core and improve your posture. 


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Love these exercises? I’m excited to hear about it! Please leave a comment below. 

Jessica Guevara

Jessica Guevara

Hey there, I'm Jess and I worked for Pilates studios and gyms worldwide for over 9 years, gaining insights into designing the best core & pelvic floor workouts. I’ve managed to help thousands of busy moms achieve their flat stomach goals...After 9 years in this industry, I became known as waist cincher.
Jessica Guevara

Jessica Guevara

Hey there, I'm Jess and I worked for Pilates studios and gyms worldwide for over 9 years, gaining insights into designing the best core & pelvic floor workouts. I’ve managed to help thousands of busy moms achieve their flat stomach goals...After 9 years in this industry, I became known as waist cincher.

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