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You have probably heard that stretching should be done at the end of each workout because it relaxes your muscles and prevents injuries.
However, stretching can be done separately and even daily, because it is essential for both our physical and mental health.
If you stretch often you will actually see your body change and become more flexible. Flexibility is important because it strengthens your muscles and protects them from atrophy. However, if you aren’t flexible enough, don’t expect to get it overnight. It takes time and a lot of work.
A few minutes of stretching a day relaxes the body and eliminates stress.
- Better sleep quality
If you do stretching before bed you will see that you will be able to sleep better and faster.
- Proper posture
Sedentary lifestyle often leads to incorrect posture. Good posture results from the balance between strength and muscle elasticity. This balance is achieved through stretching.
Reduction of pain
Intense physical exercise and soreness can make you feel uncomfortable. Stretching relieves these discomforts.
If you devote the right amount of time and focus on proper form, you can experience a feeling of euphoria and well-being that your body will thank you for.
When you feel drowsy, try to do a few stretches. It will oxygenate your brain and increase blood circulation. In short, the process will “wake you up”.
So, if you are convinced of the value of stretching, ask your trainer for advice on what exercises you could include in your daily routine.
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