When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from. But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries? We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York University and author of “Age-Defying Fitness,” to go over some of the best basic stretches for everyone. Remember: Don’t do these stretches if they make you uncomfortable or if you have existing muscle problems. Instead, consult a physical therapist.
First things first: Get seated with good posture. Having that will help you do these stretches correctly.
Start with some neck rotations. Be sure to hold each side for 30 to 60 seconds. This applies to all stretches.