Benefits of Stretching

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Stretching is an essential tool to reduce injury when exercising. Stretching increases your range of motion, improves circulation, posture and reduces stress. I

As we age our activity decreases or changes and we do not utilize the same muscle groups. Think about the last time you touched your toes, or reached over your head without difficulty? Many times I feel like an old rubber band. No matter how much I exercise and stretch; my hamstrings are always tight.

I utilize a service called the Stretch Lab. Trainers are used to assist with passive stretch of the limbs and torso. Sessions can be scheduled in 25 to 50 minute intervals, weekly or every other week.

According to the website “StretchLab offers consumers more ways to reduce their risk of injury, regain mobility, improve flexibility and range of motion, and reclaim their freedom.” Stretching is essential to reduce injury and improve mobility when exercising. It also keeps you flexible and limber as we age.

Check it out the Stretch lab in your city, and try it for yourself. You will be glad you did.

Just keeping you informed.

Reference:

Mayo Clinic (2022). Health and fitness. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/stretching/art-20047931

Stretchlab. https://www.stretchlab.com

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

An experienced registered nurse with a variety of nursing experience in all 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.

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