Stretching at least once a day has proven to be very beneficial to our human body. It improves things like flexibility which is good for exercising, better body posture and reducing stress too. Increased flexibility is good for a person’s general health. It helps them go about their many tasks with ease which will later on boost mobility during old age. Stretching improves the range of motions limited to a person by giving them freedom to explore different movements when joints move. Carrying out dynamic stretches before an activity is helpful in preparing muscles for it which in turn boosts the overall performance of an exercise.
An imbalanced muscle is a major cause of poor body posture, through researches done over time stretching and strengthening them reduces back pain while encouraging proper alignment in the spine that helps in improving body posture. Physical or emotional stress can cause tension within the muscles when they tighten up making it necessary to stretch areas that are known to hold stress such as the neck, shoulders and upper back. This offers a great relief to the body and mind by allowing its focus on being calmness while meditating.
Headaches or migraines can affect the usual daily activity of a person. Although this can be reduced by following a strict balanced diet, drinking water or resting, stretching can also help in reducing this occurrence. Blood circulation is increased through stretching which facilitates the distribution of essential nutrients through the entire body to be done properly.
There are those people who are new to exercise or have not exercised in a long time therefore may experience body aches afterwards. In such scenarios, stretching muscles makes them relax and reduce post workout pains. Flexible muscles face a slightly lower chance of being injured when one moves suddenly because they have less resistance after being relaxed.