With the Covid-19 pandemic coming into our lives, the way we work, sit, get up and move has undergone a drastic change. As working from home became the necessity of the hour, the movements done with the bodies started to decrease as we started working sitting in one position for a long time. Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, who continues to share freehand exercise routines that need to be done to increase our body’s mobility, has shared a new routine that will help stretch our back and hamstrings.
Rujuta mentioned that when the hamstrings and back are not stretched properly throughout the day because of sitting positions, it starts to slowly affect the way we sit, stand, move and walk as well. But worse, it affects us mentally too. It starts to affect the way we think, the way our mood swings happen, and the way we feel throughout the day.
Rujuta demonstrated three stretches that can be done with homemade equipment that will further help us in creating better movements as well as keeping our bodies healthy. In the first part of the video, Rujuta can be seen standing with stiff knees and muscles and shoulders in front of a chair leaning against the wall. Then she can be seen placing one foot on the chair and bending her body forward with the other leg straight.
In the next workout, Rujuta can be seen placing one leg on the chair with her foot straight. Then she can be seen stretching her hands up and bending her body to stretch her back. In the last part of the video, Rujuta can be seen putting one foot up and then bending her body to the side with one hand touching the wall. These exercises help stretch your back and hamstrings.
“3 stretches for the back and hamstrings. To reduce damage from long hours of sitting,” Rujuta wrote. This exercise routine is part of her 12-week workout plan that she started earlier this year.