10/20/21-Walking Calf, Hamstring and Glute Stretch

To help promote exercise and walking in the workplace, this month’s WOW’s will focus on how to make the most out of your walks. Walking is a great form of exercise and can be done anywhere, anytime without the need of equipment or a gym membership. Walking has shown to increase physical fitness while simultaneously decreasing stress. Best of all, you can enjoy this beautiful fall weather and watch the leaves change color on your walking breaks!

This week’s WOW is to perform a walking calf, hamstring and glute stretch. Take a step forward and keep your heel on the ground and point your toe to your face. Reach for your toe while maintaining a neutral spine and keep your chest lifted. Hold for one to two seconds, and switch to the other side. Perform for 10 to 12 repetitions total as you go for your walk. These stretches will open the back of your legs and improve your posture.

glute stretch 1
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