Surprising Benefits Of Stretching Properly

Flowell Team
July 13, 2022
5 min read

Benefits of Stretching Properly

I’m sure we are all familiar with the benefits of exercising every day. But what about thebenefits of stretching? Is stretching just something that you have to get through beforeyou exercise? Do you skip stretching all together?Well, it’s time to make a change!Setting aside 10-15 minutes to stretch before and after your workout is crucial todecrease your risk of injury, help you perform better in your workout, and to help yourbody rest and recover afterwards. Let’s get a better understanding of how stretchingproperly benefits your health and your body!

Reduces risk of injury

Stretching before and after a workout helps strengthen your muscles and keeps themflexible. It increases your range of motion and flexibility in your joints as well. Withoutstretching, your muscles can become weak and won’t be able to extend all the way. Ifyour tight, weak muscles and joints are suddenly put into action in an intense workout,you won’t be able to perform well and you’re more likely to become injured.

Increases flexibility

Properly and actively stretching can help improve your flexibility and full range ofmotion. Improving your flexibility takes time and won’t just happen overnight, but thebest time to stretch and work on your flexibility is after your workout. Your muscles arealready warm and loose so taking 10 minutes to stretch will help your muscles elongateand will prevent them from becoming tight! Plus, stretching after your workout is a greatcooldown to lower your heartrate and increase your circulation!

Improves efficiency and performance

The more flexible your muscles and joints are, the less energy they need to performwell. When your body is warmed up and ready for exercise, you’re more prepared toperform the exercises efficiently and conserve energy for a better workout.

Improves posture

Stretching to improve your posture also takes time and consistency, but stretching yourlower back muscles, chest, shoulders, and neck can help relieve tension and improveyour overall posture and alignment!

Helps manage stress

Did you know that our bodies can physically manifest tension and stress in ourmuscles? Stretching, even without exercising, can help release tension in our bodiesand promotes a more relaxed, stress-free state of mind. That’s why yoga and othermovement-focused workouts focus on actively holding stretched poses to help you feelless stressed! (You can check out our classes that focus on stretching and relievingpain here).It’s important to make stretching before and after workouts a habit in your exerciseroutine to help you perform at your absolute best and avoid tightness and injuries! Getaccess to hundreds of classes that incorporate proper stretching by signing up at flowell.co for free today!

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