Importance Of Stretching
There are so many reasons for the importance of stretching, but people don’t seem to rave over it that much. I understand that people doing yoga may stretch more than the average person, but the average person still needs to do their own stretches. Yes, that means you. I guarantee you’ll feel a lot better once you incorporate stretches into your daily life.
Stretching allows the body to warm up for the day. Have you noticed the first thing animals do when they awaken? They stretch! From their head to their toes, they make sure to extend every muscle. How about babies? Have you notices babies stretch the second they open their eyes? It’s not a coincidence that toddlers rarely ever experience cramps. Preparing your muscles beforehand helps keep them strong and healthy!
Unfortunately, people don’t understand how necessary it is for a healthy lifestyle. Many people feel older than what they truly are. The chances of pulling a muscle, straining something, or damaging tissues increase if you do not stretch. (Pretty scary, huh?)Most people stop participating in physical activity after high school, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Once we become active again, our bodies will adapt and become strong. Since there are many benefits of stretching daily, why not get started today?
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“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; We grow old because we stop playing.”
-George Bernard Shaw