The Benefits of Stretching

Stretching seems to be part of my daily morning routine these days but it hasn't always been. It can be time consuming to really make time to stretch whether it is in the morning or after a long workout. There are so many benefits to daily stretching so I highly recommend dedicating a little time each day for stretching. 



Stretching is known for improving your flexibility. As you get older, it's so important to keep stretching and staying flexible. You may notice that as you age, you're not quite as flexible as you were a few years ago. This is because your muscles shorten.

Increases blood flow

Stretching increases blood flow to your muscles. Better blood flow is great for your circulation which is essential for good health. Good circulation will also help reduce any muscle soreness you may have from a hard workout. 


Yoga and stretching is great for reducing stress. With the hustle and bustle of life, it's not hard to be overworked and overstressed. Taking a few minutes each day to relax and stretch will help clear your mind and help you focus on your body for a few minutes. 


Sitting all day long at your computer is terrible for your posture. We are usually hunched over and may notice some neck or back pain occasionally. Stretching out those body parts will help alleviate some of the pain and also help you improve your posture while sitting.