According to Harvard Health

You may think of stretching as something performed only by runners or gymnasts. But we all need to stretch in order to protect our mobility and independence. “A lot of people don’t understand that stretching has to happen on a regular basis. It should be daily,” says David Nolan, a physical therapist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.

Stretching Activities to try for a good workout:

Stretching Skill

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10 reasons why you will benefit from stretching:


  1. Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy.
  2. Reduces the risk of joint pain, strains, and muscle damage.
  3. Help your joints move through their full range of motion.
  4. Decreases muscle stiffness and increases range of motion.
  5. Helps relieve post-exercise aches and pains.
  6. Improves posture.
  7. Helps reduce or manage stress.
  8. Prepares the body for the stress of exercise.
  9. Promotes circulation.
  10. Decreases the risk of low-back pain.