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Stiff & sore? 6 morning stretches to help

Losing flexibility is a natural part of aging. Unfortunately, this can cause you to wake up feeling stiff and sore.

Ashley Detterbeck, a physical therapist, recommends morning stretching to combat stiff muscles, increase flexibility and reduce the risk of injuries.

Morning stretches allow the body to ‘wake up’ and take on the day,” Detterbeck said. “Gentle movements give the body a chance to engage muscles and prepare for the weight-bearing load of getting out of bed.”

In this video, Detterbeck teaches you six stretches to complete a four-minute routine — an easy addition to your morning activities to ensure you feel your best before you head out the door.

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