The Benefits of Stretching

Whether you’re an ardent gym fanatic or you like to take your exercise a little more slowly, stretching is a key part of any fitness regime. Regardless of age or flexibility levels, everyone can learn how to stretch. The benefits of stretching are so great that it should be a part of your daily routine, whether you exercise or not. 


The Benefits of Stretching

Improves posture

If you spend all day hunched over a desk or computer then the chances are that your spine is paying a price for it. Stretching is a great way to beat the hunch and lengthen muscles that have spent all day bunching up into tight knots. Keep your spine flexible and your muscles lose by stretching at the end of every day.

Aids digestion

Certain stretches can have a great effect on the digestive system. By stretching the abdominal area, the intestinal contractility is stimulated which makes it much easier for your body to process food and nutrients.

Makes you happy

When you are physically tense you are much more likely to feel emotionally tense as well. Stretching helps to release pressure building up in the muscles while also releasing endorphins and increasing blood flow. This has the overall effect of making you feel happier and more optimistic

Increases energy

It is common for many people to experience a slump in energy after lunchtime, especially if you sit behind a desk. Getting up and stretching for a few minutes can help to provide you with an energy boost to help you through the rest of the day.

Promotes relaxation

As your muscles release tension and your mood improves, you may find that it is much easier to relax especially when it comes to bedtime. A few gentle stretches before bed can work wonders at relaxing muscles and prepaying the body for sleep.


Reduces cholesterol

When combined with a healthy diet, stretching is a great way to help the body to lower cholesterol levels. Not only does reduced cholesterol means less hardening of the arteries but it also means a reduction in the chances of getting heart disease.

Increases flexibility

Even if you are the most inflexible person in the world, regular stretching can help to increase flexibility. Having flexibility is great for the body particularly as it helps to prevent injury during exercise.

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