When it comes to stretching, there’s a wide world filled with all kinds of different moves: yoga, pilates, dance classes – and each one seems to have its own system.
But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect themselves from injuries? We turned to Marilyn Moffatt, 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.
Note: If you have existing muscle problems or if any of these stretches is uncomfortable, don’t do it. Instead, consult a physical therapist.