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Improve Your Range of Motion With 7 Days of Easy Stretching

Ease joint pain, improve blood flow, and even relieve stress with our stretching guide.

7 day stretch challenge

It’s no secret that stretching can be a total game-changer when it comes to movement and flexibility. But, did you know that giving your body some dedicated stretch time is one of the best ways to ease joint pain, improve blood flow, and even relieve stress, too?

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To take the guesswork out of finding the best stretches for you, we’ve created a seven-day stretch challenge that offers day-by-day advice to help you make the most of your time (and muscles!). We’re helping you get limber and feel your best, thanks to this carefully curated stretching series, created by certified personal trainer, Kymberly Nolden.

Do just one of these stretches every day for a week—you’ll be hooked on how great you feel.

Why is stretching so important?

We all know how important stretching is before or after exercise, but there are actually benefits that go beyond workout safety. Incorporating specific movements to target different muscle groups has a slew of benefits. Here are just a few:

  • One study showed that those who stretched regularly had improved balance and were less likely to trip and fall.
  • Stretching can decrease your risk of injury, according to the Mayo Clinic.
  • It’s feasible to do when you're in pain—and often provides the fastest relief, says Jamie Costello, fitness director at the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa, previously told Prevention.
  • It’s even possible to reduce inflammation simply by stretching regularly, per NASM.
  • Taking time to stretch allows for a more meditative experience before or after a workout, allowing your mind some much-needed rest.

    What you'll find in our member-exclusive 7-Day Stretching Challenge

    • Seven unique stretches. Curated by certified personal trainer Kymberly Nolden, each stretch will help you feel more agile and limber.
    • The ability to target different muscle groups. The stretches we’re sharing target various areas of concern, including the lower back, hamstrings, and upper back.
    • How to nail each pose with confidence. Whether you’re a beginner or stretch daily, these step-by-step directions on how to correctly (and safely) perform each stretch will help you hone your skills.
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      Start your stretching now! Join Prevention Premium to get the Big Book of At-Home Exercises (you'll find a guide to seven days of stretching inside on page 44!) (or, if you’re already a member, log in and find your guide here).

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