Why Should You Stretch even though it hurts? Check out this article for stretching benefits!

by Lee C. November 16, 2017

Why Should You Stretch even though it hurts? Check out this article for stretching benefits!

Our clients often failed to spend time on stretching prior and post training sessions. But, we have made it a point at Forever Aesthetic Company to have all our clients understand the importance of stretching and the benefits it has on their body, mind and souls.  Often times, you may see people at the gym come in, start training hard and run out of the gym right after an intense session. You may also be guilty of this yourself. 

Why should you stretch? 

Increases Energy Levels

YES! Instead of drinking energy drinks and caffeine try stretching! Stretching increases blood flow, circulation and improves your nervous system. If your muscles and tendons are tight your body consumes more energy to move them. Start stretching to loosen your muscles in turn providing you with the energy you need to get through your busy day!

Decreases Injuries, Muscular Tension, Pain & Aches, & Increases Performance

Not just in the gym, but in everyday life. Ever since I started dedicating time to stretching pre and post workouts I have been feeling great! Stretching allows for  greater movement and increased performance in everyday activities. It reduces aches and pains, especially in the lower back region. For workout performance tight muscles are only going to slow you down. You want your muscles to be fluid, allowing for movement, and flexibility. 

Improves Mood & Reduces Stress

 Studies has shown that stretching reduces depression, everyday stress, and creates a stable mood. How can stretching do this? Tons of oxygen, and nutrients are delivered to your muscles, and organs including your brain thus improving your focus, and mood. Furthermore, the benefits of stretching include regulating your stress hormones, which in turn helps with weight management! 

Improves Posture  

To improve posture with stretching you should stretch your full body. Make sure to stretch your neck, shoulders, back, quads, hamstrings, calves, hip flexors, glutes & chest. 

Make sure to warm up prior to stretching your body. A short walk can do just the trick! 

If you have any questions about this article or any stretching related questions please feel free to contact me here. And if you enjoy the content you just read, I would kindly appreciate it if you share it with your crowd and subscribe to my newsletter. 

 

Lee C.
Lee C.


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