9-Minute Cool Down & Stretch For Busy People

 

This Move-For-Joy session is a great option to add on to the end of any other Move for Joy session, walk or run to stretch out and relax your whole body. It’s also a great option for the morning when you just wake up or the evening to help calm your body and get ready for sleep. You can also use this as a quick lunch break to shake off the stiffness from sitting at a desk. Even though this is stretching, you will be engage your muscles so you’ll feel a little heat in your body that will feel awesome and burn a few calories in the process as well.

 
 
 

Printable Workout

12 exercises flowing through

  • Boxer Shuffle

  • 10 toe touch sweets

  • Torso twist

  • Arm engagement large circles alternating forward and back

  • Neck stretch on side to the other with gentle shoulder rolls

  • Hip flexor stretch with lat pull and chest stretch

  • Shoulder stretch on wall

  • Chest stretch on wall

  • Wide leg fold over hamstring and back stretch

  • Standing quad stretch

  • One leg balance deep glute stretch

  • Inner thigh stretch with tricep stretch and optional spinal bend

Equipment You'll Need

  • None

 

Make it Playful With Music

Make your Move-For-Joy session more fun with music. Links to a few of my favorite playlists are below. Use mine or create your own.

 

Move For Joy Suggestions

  • Remember, you can switch out any cardio/HIIT interval for a dance party--your body can burn up to 300 calories/hour dancing--so if burpees aren't your thing, bust a move.

  • Make this Move-For-Joy session your own by speeding up or slowing down your pace to the beat of the music. Varying your speed of abs or lunges or whatever move makes it more fun and the variety keeps it interesting. 

  • Do your own favorite move. If something I'm doing in the video doesn't work for your body, do something else. As long as you are moving you are doing your body good!

 

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