Do you often wonder why You Need to Stretch?
Do you have a regular fitness routine?
If you answered yes, great! You’re already doing a lot to take care of yourself. But answer this: Does your routine involve regular stretching? If not, you might want to think about adding it.
Keep these things in mind:
-Regular stretching helps you exercise and stretch the muscles, ligaments, and tendons around your joints. These tissues are called soft tissues.
-Healthy soft tissues lend support and strength to the joints they surround. If the soft tissues are not exercised regularly, they get weaker and short. And in this unhealthy state, they can be prone to injury.
-Helping prevent joint injury isn’t the only reason to stretch. Stretching also helps your body move freely. Each joint in your body has a normal range of motion. Soft tissue that is not flexible or shorter due to inactivity, injury, or arthritis decreases the normal range of motion in a joint. And this makes you feel stiff when you move.
-Regular stretching helps reduce stiffness and can also improve your posture.
-When you stretch, make sure to do it slowly and at the end of your workout. This way, your soft tissues will be warmed up and ready to lengthen.
-And keep in mind, results don’t happen in one day. Better flexibility takes time, patience, and regular effort. But the results are worth it. Stick with it!