Stretch Yourself Guide

Stretch Yourself

Who’s ready to survive and thrive during this lockdown period?

If you’d like to shake off the lockdown hum drums and discover some fun and inspiring ways to stretch yourself then join us.

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Chapter #1

Stretch Your Body

Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in our joints. Try these spinal hygiene exercises to get your blood flowing and loosen up tight muscles. 

Before beginning any new exercises, please consult your healthcare practitioner to check whether they are right for you.

Spinal Hygiene Exercises
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Follow along with our step by step video guide and #stretchyourself at home.


Chapter #2

Stretch Your Intellect

Don’t forget the brain is like a muscle, if you don’t give it a regular workout it loses tone just like every other part of your body! Use it or lose it.

Challenge your mind with our intellect stretching puzzles! The kids will love them too!! Press image and “add to photos” or “save image as.

Answers for our very cryptic puzzles will be provided in our free August Newsletter. Have you signed up for your copy?


Chapter #3

Stretch Your Mind

You can’t see or touch stress, but you can feel its effects on your mind. Taking a few minutes to focus your mind each day may assist in reducing stress.

If stress is impacting your life too much for you to handle in a healthy way, please consult your healthcare practitioner.

Follow along with this step by step video guide and #stretchyourself at home.


Chapter #4

Stretch Your Stomach

Follow along and make these super easy paleo crackles – so easy the kids can make them.

Thanks Toni for the recipe!!

Nurture your soul with healthy foods that inspire you and build you up.

Follow along with our step by step video guide and be sure to grab the recipe and ingredients outline in the video description and #stretchyourself at home.

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Chapter #5

Stretch Your Posture

Our bodies adapt to the postures we spend the most time in, and over time, shortened muscles may become weak and stiff. Try these wall angel exercises to get your blood flowing and stretch and loosen up tight muscles. 

Before beginning any new exercises, please consult your healthcare practitioner to check whether they are right for you.

Wall Angel Exercises


Follow along with our step by step video guide and #stretchyourself at home.


Chapter #6

Stretch Your Sides

Having a laugh or having fun is possibly one of the best things you can do for your health.

When you start to laugh, it doesn’t just lighten your load mentally, it actually induces physical changes in your body.

Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain.

Go ahead and give it a try. Turn the corners of your mouth up into a smile and then give a laugh, even if it feels a little forced. 😊😃😂

Stretch your sides with these fun stretch-themed memes we found.


Chapter #7

Stretch Your Smile

Scientific research has shown that smiling, or just seeing a smile, is contagious and can stimulate happy thoughts.

We could all do with a good ‘ole genuine chuckle.

Check out Master O having some fun with his mum, Sarah.

“Oh when you smilin’, when you smilin’
The whole world smiles with you
Yes when you laughin’, when you laughin’
Yes the sun come shinin’ through”
Louis Armstrong


Chapter #8

Stretch Your Imagination

Your imagination is the ability to be creative or resourceful. It’s about how you think, not what you think.

Stretching your imagination can strengthen flexible thinking skills, allow the opportunity for creative problem solving and understand different perspectives, appreciate the work of others, and celebrate uniqueness.

Break out the colouring pencils or download some colour in apps, rearrange or take control of your work space, engage in team building office exercises via zoom meetings, keep an ideas journal, seek out adventure wherever you can by trying new things, gaining new skills and experiences and finally, don’t forget to check in with your inner child from time to time.

Try our stretch your imagination drawing activity and see what you can create. Even the kids will want to give it a try! Press image and “add to photos” or “save image as.

Either print it out or complete online using a text or draw-on photos app. It’s easy to do with an iPhone or Android.

Share your drawing with us via our Facebook page or email us before Saturday 25th September 2021.


Chapter #9

Stretch Your Scenery

Travel plans may be on hold at the moment however there are still some great opportunities to explore our beautiful country without leaving home.

When borders open up again you may wish to travel to some of these places in person to deepen your ecological awareness, further support local communities, and enjoy what our diverse world has to offer.

Check out some of these online virtual tours!

Discover the scared space of Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park guided by
the Anahgu traditional owners.
Whilst in the tour, click, tap and hover to hear songs and stories.
Press the image to explore.
Take a virtual dive with the XL Catlin Seaview Survey whose mission is to scientifically record the world’s coral reefs and reveal them to all via
high resolution, 360 degree panoramic vision.
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And if you want take a stretch of scenery abroad, the US National Parks Service allows you to follow park rangers through some of America’s most stunning terrains, such as the Alaskan Glaciers and Utah’s Bryce Canyon. 
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Chapter #10

Stretch Your Sinuses

Follow along with this quick home sinus drain that may help ease congestion if you’re suffering from a snuffly nose.

Results will differ from person to person.

It is important that you stay at home if you feel unwell and continue to practice good hygiene. If you are concerned about your allergy or flu-like symptoms, or they become worse, you should seek medical advice.

Follow along with our step by step video guide and #stretchyourself at home.

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