Your busy schedule does not allow you to go to the gym every day. However, that does not mean you have to give up exercising.
Moreover, when you do not feel like getting out of bed too early, you should know there are a few stretches to do in bed before getting up.
Stretching exercises for your back
If you are thinking about performing exercises in your bed, make sure you have a quality mattress which can support your body and which provides you with the comfort you need. It’s recommended to buy a memory foam or a latex mattress. Each of these types of mattresses should be firm because your pressure points must be properly supported. Once you have chosen the right mattress, you are ready to perform any exercise you want. As such, after you lie like a cat in the morning, you should get to work. Lie on your back with your arms stretched sideways, bend your legs and keep your feet on the bed. Bend legs to one side, while you turn your head to the other side. Hold this position, breathe and repeat on the other side.
Stretching exercises for your legs and butt
While you are in your bed, you can also work your buttocks and thighs. All you have to do is to lie on your back and catch each of your knees with your hands. Try to pull your knee to the chest and afterwards try to straighten it. Moreover, you can sit on your butt with your right leg straight in front of you and your left leg bent over it. You need to pull your left knee to your opposite shoulder and maintain this position for 20 seconds. It’s recommended to repeat this movement also with the right leg.
Moreover, plenty of people choose to work their hamstrings. Lie on your back and extend one leg straight out. Try to bend and hip the other leg to 90 degrees. Your next move is to extend your leg straight up and return it to the starting position. You need to do this exercise for 10 times and after try to switch to the other leg. You can also try another type of exercise which will help you work your hamstrings. Lie on your back and keep one of your legs extended above you with the hip at 90 degrees. Try to keep the other leg flat on the bed. For performing this type of exercise you will need a belt or a rope, because you have to loop the belt over the ball of your foot. It’s important to create tension in the hamstrings and calves by pulling on, the belt. Hold this position for 30 seconds and repeat with the other leg.