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Doing a full-on workout right before you turn in for the night isn’t a great idea, but some light stretching before bed can help your muscles relax and get your body ready for sleep.

Try this 5-minute series of bedtime stretches to slow down your heart rate, loosen up parts of the body that have taken a beating during the day, and get your mind in a relaxing place for a good night’s sleep.

Stretching encourages your muscles to relax and lengthen, important when you’re looking to release the tension of the day. It also helps your muscles prepare to repair the damage they’ve sustained through earlier workouts and normal everyday activity.

And one more perk of bedtime stretching–it simply feels great! Release some endorphins, deepen your breathing and get ready to catch some Z’s.

Here’s to feeling good!