Benefits of Body Stretching

simplyoj By simplyoj, 27th Aug 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Without proper stretching, our body can lead to injury when performing rigid exercises in the fitness gym and doing strenuous sports. Know more about the benefits of body stretching.

Benefits of Body Stretching

Body Stretching is a set of exercises before or after an athletic activity such as fitness rigid exercises in the gym, dancing, playing a sport such as boxing, running and basketball. Why is stretching important? It is preparing the muscles to elongate and condition them for maximum performance. A body injury will likely to happen if stretching is done before doing strenuous lifting in the gym. Your body can suffer from muscle strains, tears in the ligaments, bone fractures, twisted ankles, and sprains.

Here are other benefits of body stretching :

1. Improves blood circulation. It promotes blood circulation to the joints and muscles.

2. Relieves Stress. Stretching puts the body in a state of relaxation. Tensed muscles are relaxed and therefore, relieves stress. The body is able to rejuvenate body cells and regain strength.

3. Improves Posture. Poor posture is often seen as unhealthy and does not project a good self-image. It also causes muscular imbalances like impingement in the joints, neck pains, and lower back problems. A habit of stretching the lower back, chest, and shoulders can help improve posture.

4. Reduces Body Pains. After a hard day’s work, we often feel body pains especially on the back, neck, and shoulders. A morning stretch before starting the day will increase body flexibility and reduces pain.

5. Increases physical health awareness. If a regular exercise on the gym is not possible due to time and budget constraints, stretching can be a regular exercises that we can do in the comfort of our home.


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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
18th Sep 2013 (#)

From one to five, those points really help you in developing strees in your musles preventing an injury. I have a bad back and strching before going to work really helps! excellent post

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author avatar snerfu
11th Oct 2013 (#)

Good article. Keep the good work up.

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author avatar Ptrikha
6th Apr 2014 (#)

Indeed, body stretching and simple exercising is very important for our health.

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