Live Better
 
 

Up-facing dog

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your abs and back.

How to

1. Lying face down with your hands tucked in next to your chest and your elbows pointing up, inhale to prepare.

2. Exhale and press through the hands to lift your chest upwards and forwards into upward facing dog.

3. Feel a stretch through your abdominals and lengthening up the spine, visualising yourself as a cobra. Carefully allow the head to tilt backwards to open the front of the neck and throat.

Tips

Your legs may seem like they’re not doing much, but they are working hard! Keep them glued together, with the toes pointing long to encourage toning and elongation through the whole body.

Stretch out your whole body with the be. Stretching Guide.

Recommended Reading

How to treat blisters – the right way

Podiatrist Rebecca Rushton bursts the myths.

Read more

How Tim Robards stays fit, strong and healthy

The original Bachelor shares his simple approach to health.

Read more

25% off Fitbit trackers & Aria scales

Medibank member discounts on Fitbit trackers and Aria scales

Read more

5 fun and playful workout ideas (that still get results)

Bring some play back into your workout routine.

Read more

How to make fitness work for your busy lifestyle

Personal trainer Kim Beach shares her best tips.

Read more