In your busy life what makes you fresh and energetic on the whole day? Exercise or a simple stretching to your body makes the cells active. These days, people are busier than ever. For most of us, finding the time to exercise, or to even contemplate the idea of adopting a new healthy lifestyle which combines maintaining a nutritious, balanced diet with regular exercise, can seem utterly impossible to fit into our hectic schedules, especially if there are kids around!
Why you should stretch
Stretching therapy exercises has numerous other benefits. It should be a foundation in your fitness routine. It reduces the amount of lactic acid and inflammation in your muscle tissue while preventing muscle cramps. Most importantly, because stretching reduces your body’s automatic need to protect itself against overextension, it improves your flexibility. This increases your performance, reduces your risk of injury and makes for greater gain in your muscle size and functioning.
The stretching releases the lactic acid that builds in muscle with use and causes stiffness, tension, pain, and fatigue. In addition being flexible may also increase lubrication in the joints, creating ease and fluidity throughout your body. Stretching is for all ages, shapes, and sizes. It is good to do for young and old and should be in everyone’s routine regardless of age.
Warning signs that you need to stretch
When you are feeling “tightness” in a muscle, it is your body telling you there is something that it is protecting. Be aware of how much force you are applying to your stretching sessions, there is a limitation for a reason.
Simply put, flexibility exercise stretches and elongates muscles. These help to stretch muscles protect against injury and allows the maximum range of motion for joints.
- improves the efficiency of daily activities
- improves the movement of muscles
- improves the concentration of the mind
- improves blood circulation within the body
- give support to speedy recovery from injuries or accidents
- reduces the tension of the muscles