Spring and summer tend to be busy with all of the outdoor activities the seasons provide. Activities can range from walking, hiking, tennis, cycling or simply gardening. But what do all these activities have in common? They all require stretching before and after! Putting your body through a repetitive action for a period of time can cause muscle soreness and tightness, and even limit our mobility over time.
Although stretching may not be the most exciting part of these activities, they are essential to leading a healthy lifestyle and can be made into an easy routine. Stretching is essentially preparing your body for the strenuous activity. It doesn't have to take up much time and it shouldn't be hard- Just take it little by little!
Here are the top 5 reasons why it's important to stretch:
1) Reduces risk of injury
2) Increases mobility in the joints
3) Promotes good blood circulation
4) Can reduce and/or prevent low back pain
5) Improve posture
Looking for an easy stretch routine? Check out our YouTube Channel for a video that will leave you feeling loose and limber before and after a full day of activities.
We also offer a 30 minute Stretch Drop In Class on Saturday's at 9:30am. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org more info.
Also check out our Foam Roller Stretching Video on our YouTube Channel and follow along!