Importance of Stretching

23 12 2010

With age the muscles tighten and the range of motion in the joints can be minimized. This can become an obstacle for an active lifestyle and even make day-to-day, normal motions difficult. Tasks that used to be simple, such as zipping up a dress or reaching for a can off of the top shelf, now become extremely challenging. A regular stretching program can help lengthen your muscles and make daily living activities easier.

It is important for people of all ages as you’re able to increase your range of motion, which means your limbs and joints can move further before an injury occurs. Post-exercise stretching can also help the recovery from an intensive workout, decrease muscle soreness, and ensure that your muscles and tendons are in good working order. The more conditioned your muscles and tendons are, the better they can handle the rigors of sport and exercise, and the less likely that they’ll become injured.

Benefits of Stretching:
  • Increased range of movement in the joints
  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Enhanced muscular coordination
  • Increased blood circulation
  • Increased energy levels (resulting from increased circulation)
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