THE BENEFITS OF STRETCHING

August 8, 2017

It has come to our attention here at Elite Wellness Spine and Sports, that people tend to underestimate the benefits of stretching. Stretching is an activity, if done correctly, that holds amazing power and incredible results for your mind and body. With that in mind, listed below are some of the various perks of stretching.

 

Preparing Your Muscles for Exercise

Stretching is one of the best things and the most recommended activities to do before you exercise. It increases your blood flow, improves joint fluidity and allows you to do more in your workout.

 

A Better Posture

If you spend your days lounging and slouching, you may not notice how poor your posture really is. An easy way to improve your posture is by stretching.  Here are a few stretches that will loosen your muscles that may be negatively affecting your posture.

  1. Lift and release the shoulder

  2. Shoulders back

  3. Pectoral stretch

Stamina Booster

Another benefit of stretching is that it boosts your stamina. Stretching loosens your tendons and muscles. Regular stretching helps skeletal muscle fiber recovery and maximizes muscle strength and growth which contributes to increasing your stamina.

 

A Lower Risk of Injuries

As we mentioned above, if you start stretching before exercises, it can help eliminate any potential problems. This means you lower your chance of injuries and the results will be more valuable. Your energy level is also boosted, which is extremely important for your long term health.

 

Boosting Your Joint Health

In addition, stretching is a way to build up your joint health. It increases joint movement throughout your motion range. This can prevent injuries such as tennis elbow or runner’s knee.

 

Less stress

Stretching helps one achieve a state of well-being and happiness. Everyone deals with stress from time to time; stretching can easily help combat this issue, and make a difference.

 

Blood Flow Booster

So there you have it! What’s your favorite stretch? Let us know in the comment section below!

 

 

 

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