Why Should You Stretch?

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It is the answer to feeling younger longer, being more functional, having less pain, and being healthier.
Fact: Those who stretch for 15 to 20 minutes a day have less pain, manage stress better and see doctors less often.
Benefits of Stretching
  • Relaxation
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved flexibility
  • Less pain and stiffness
  • Fewer injuries
  • Easier movements
  • Adds years to life and life to years

Stretching Facts
  • Stretching in a warm shower every morning has proven to be much easier to follow than those who try to build in time in their busy work day. Repetition is the key.
  • Stretching DAILY is much more effective than even 1-2 longer stretching sessions per week.
  • Full-body stretching is much more successful than isolated area stretches.
  • Holding a stretch until a stretch reflex releases or until no stretch is felt is the best way to determine the time one holds a stretch - listen to your body.
  • Rushing through a stretch only causes injuries.
  • Anxiety, fear, frustration, and pain is the enemy, so calming the mind, breathing deeply and deliberately while meditating, smiling, and using visualization works wonders.

 

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