Why is Stretching Beneficial?

Stretching is so beneficial for the body. As we age we loose our flexibility if we do not actively stretch and remain mobile. When is the last time you sat on the floor, or stretched your arms over your head? Can you touch your toes? You would be surprised how stiff you have become.

The benefits of stretching include maintaining flexibility, strength and preventing injury. Stretching keeps the muscles strong and prevents them from shortening and becoming tight and weak. This will reduce potential injury and muscle strain.

Walking can warm the muscle, and is essential prior to stretching, especially if you are going to engage in vigorous exercise. Consultant your medical professional before starting a exercise regime, especially if you have not exercised lately.

Good luck, stretching and exercise are good for the body!


Harvard Health. 2021, The importance of stretching. Retrieved from http://www.health.Harvard.edu .

Published by Dr. Marilyn Crosby, PhD, MBA, MSN RN

I am an registered nurse with a variety of nursing experience in many areas of healthcare, including critical care, research, program management, quality, and complementary care. I have a passion for "all things related to health & wellness" and want to share pertinent information. Stay Well!

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