You may think of stretching as something performed only by runners or gymnasts. But we all need to stretch in order to protect our mobility and independence. It’s not enough to build muscle and achieve aerobic fitness. You need to think about flexibility, too. Stretching helps you attain this. It helps in relaxation of our body and mind.
“A lot of people don’t understand that stretching has to happen on a regular basis. It should be daily,” says David Nolan, a physical therapist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.
Why stretching is important Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way. That puts you at risk for joint pain, strains, and muscle damage.
Improves your performance during physical exercise and activites.
Decreases muscle stiffness and improves the range of motion.
Helps relieves post workout ache.
Reduces chances of injuries.
Decreases the risk of lower back pain.
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