Hi Azri, I like the video model

by Sandy
(CA)

Hi Azri,

I didn't want to take time away from your busy schedule by contacting you through email. But, I wanted to let you know that I like your new platform for sharing tips through You Tube Videos. Sometimes a picture doesn't quite capture the spirit. You are photogenic and your concern for people really shows in the video.

Thanks for this website. I also love your tips for women workouts. Just curious if you have any workouts or stretches good for the neck, one can do at the desk, after sitting for a long period of time.

Again,
Thank you.

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Azri's reply

Hello Sandy, it's great to hear from you!

First off, you cannot immediately begin stretching your muscles after sitting for a long time, because your muscles are cooled down. Basically, they become rigid after not moving for a while, which is why if you force yourself to stretch, you feel aches and pains.

What you should do first, is to basically get up and walk around the house or wherever you may be for five to ten minutes, just to get your blood flow moving and your heart rate pumping. This will also "warm" the muscles in your body.

Once you have achieved this, you can begin stretching.

1. Tilt your head from side to side, holding the position at each side for 5 seconds. This is a basic neck stretch.

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The second stretch is a little more advanced. Stand with your legs wider than your shoulder width, and place both hands on the floor. Hold this position for 5 seconds.

Then slowly "walk" your hands over to your left foot, holding the position and trying to bring your chest to your thighs as much as possible. Hold this position for another couple of seconds, then walk your hands over to your right foot and repeat the process.

This effectively targets your lower back, hamstrings, and other muscles in your lower body which are often neglected like your hip flexors and so on.

Do let me know if you want more stretches!

Thanks again for dropping by Sandy.

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