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Daily walking has many benefits to our bodies from helping to manage weight, disease prevention, and can even help improve your mood.

Hopefully you’re having fun getting outdoors, getting your steps in, and logging your miles. There’s also some feel good stretches and things that we can do along with our walking to help take your body to the next level.

Walking will help warm your muscle, leaving them more elastic so that your able to stretch through a better range of motion. This will help you get a overall better stretch as you lengthen the muscle you’ve been working and try to release other tight areas on your body.

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Post workout is a great time to get some your static stretches in. There are a few places that tend to be tight on a lot of our bodies that will be a great point of attack going into our post workout stretching.

Try these stretches out holding for 30 – 45 seconds. As you hold your stretch you can ease yourself deeper into the stretch, just make sure not to force yourself past what your body will allow.

And BREATHE through your nose out your mouth.

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Basic calf stretch using the wall for balance. One thing to watchout for with your calf stretch is to make sure that your heel isn’t pointing towards the inside of your body. Make sure your heel is pointing straight back in line with your knee.

Start arms length away from the wall, then place your toes as high as possible on the wall. Next while keeping the leg on the all straight drop your chest into the wall till you feel a stretch in the hamstrings and hold.

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The next lower body stretch is for the hamstrings, you may get a little stretch through the glute with this one as well.

Start arms length away from the wall, then place your toes as high as possible on the wall. Next while keeping the leg on the all straight drop your chest into the wall till you feel a stretch in the hamstrings and hold.

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The last lower body  can be done on a bench or the end if the bed if the ground is to uncomfortable.

You’ll have your weight supported on one knee while driving your hips forward. You’ll want to do this keeping your chest up, nice tall posture. And be sure not to to lunge too far forward.

You’re not looking to lunge forward as far as possible, your just driving your hips forward until you feel the stretch through the top of your hips and thigh area.

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Don’t let any tightness get in the way of your next days walk, this is just a few of the ways we can fight against it. Flexibility is important, don’t neglect it, and take care of your body the best you can.