5 reasons why stretching is important for your body

Studies prove that stretching regularly can be extremely beneficial for your body. Incorporating stretching into your daily routine will benefit your mind and body ultimately healthier.

Stretching helps combat symptoms of chronic stress. Chronic stress may pave the path for many undesirable bodily responses, such as anxiety, tension and fatigue.

It is important for athletes to perform pre and post-workout stretching as it can substantially decrease the risk of injury. Dynamic stretches help the body to warm-up and increase the flexibility and range of motion. This helps to prevent injuries from intense physical workout.

A combination of stretching and yoga may also result in decreased symptoms of high-blood pressure, increased heart and breathing rates.

Static stretching can reduce muscle stiffness, pain levels, and may even reduce the frequency and severity of muscle cramps.Regular stretching can help to improve blood flow and circulation, thereby allowing for the enhanced transportation of oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout the body.

Make sure that you are stretching correctly in order to prevent injury. Incorrect stretching can be harmful to your muscles. If you are injured and already have a tense muscle do not overwork it. Reach out to our fitness trainer and learn various ways of incorporating it in your workout.

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