The Benefits of Stretching
There are a whole load of health benefits of stretching and its has much to offer your health and wellbeing.
- REDUCE BACK AND JOINT PAIN
Tight muscles in the lower body and the back can lead to nagging back pain and discomfort. Pressure and stress is placed on the lower back when the pelvis is pulled down by tight hamstrings. Improving flexibility by stretching can alleviate this pain.
- INCREASE FLEXIBILITY
At StretchSPOT our technique involves trigger point release during the stretch. This separates the muscle and can help improve flexibility and increase range of motion.
- AVOID INJURY
If you do not regularly stretch out and maintain flexibility, the tendons around muscles stiffen resulting in tight muscles and a limited range of motion for everyday activities. You become slower and more prone to injury, muscle strains and other soft tissue damage. Stretching out the muscles can help you maintain flexibility and protect against injury.
- ENHANCE ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
Regular stretching increases blood flow and relieves muscle fatigue by loosening muscles and tendons. This often results in greater physical endurance during sports and work outs. Why is this? Because oxygen flows readily through the blood, delaying muscle fatigue. Post workout soreness can be reduced by stretching.
- IMPROVE POSTURE
Stretching the muscles in the lower back, chest and shoulders all assist in holding the spine in alignment. This improves posture, can reduce pain and discomfort, and can prevent against future injury.
- INCREASE CIRCULATION
Stretching out increases blood and nutrient flow to the muscles promoting vigorous healthy cell growth and organ functioning. Well-functioning circulation keeps the heart rate lower and can protect against high blood pressure and heart disease.
- REDUCE STRESS
Stress causes the muscles to clench and tighten and, over time, this leads to muscle pain and discomfort. Stretching out the muscles regularly will release this tension and help to avoid the resulting pain.
- SLEEP BETTER
Stretching releases tension in the muscles and helps relaxation which, in turn, aids a restful night’s sleep.
The health benefits of stretching are wide and far-reaching as we outlined above. If you would like to read more about this topic see the link below:
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