- Susannah Myrvold
Staying home, staying well
I hope you're doing both. It's what I'm trying to do. That and experimenting with my sourdough bread technique. Got to do something if I'm not working, right?
I hope you're finding ways to keep moving, even if you're stuck at home. Your body needs to move to feel good. You can still go for a walk, as long as you stay at least six feet away from other walkers. I've been walking every day. It's really refreshing. And you can take a few minutes to stretch now and then.
Here are my two favorite stretches. They always make me feel better. You can do them first thing in the morning, at night before bed, or any time you're feeling tight or tense. There's no bad time.
These stretches are safe for most people, but everyone is different. If you feel any pain doing them, you might need to ease up. Don't bend or twist as far, or maybe don't do them at all. Listen to your body. If you feel sharp pain, you might need ice and rest instead of a stretch. More on that next time.
By the way, here's my second attempt. Looks like bread, right? Tasted pretty good, too.