Reach for wellness
The benefits of regularly stretching
Regularly stretching can be beneficial for just about anyone—I mean, look no further than the nearest groggy dog. Benefits include:
• Increased circulation: Stretching increases the blood flow and supply of nutrients to muscles and cartilage, which can reduce soreness after a workout.
• Increased flexibility: As you age, your muscles restrict, leaving you more susceptible to injury.
• Reduced stress: Gentle stretching exercises relax tense muscles associated with stress, and releases endorphins just like other forms of exercise.
Keep in mind that overdoing it can lead to injury, and it’s best to stretch after working out rather than before.