Do you focus on flexibility?
Whether you’re an avid exerciser or just mildly health-conscious, taking time to stretch and nurture flexibility is extremely important! Staying limber increases benefits in:
1. Posture and balance. Posture is key to spine health and takes unnecessary pressure off ligaments, preventing the onset of arthritis.
2. Mobility. Flexibility is how well your muscles stretch, and mobility is the ability for joints to reach their full range of motion. Allowing your muscles to stretch fully then promotes free mobility within the joints, which is increasingly important as you age!
3. Recovery time. Working out creates small tears in the muscle which, when healed, makes them stronger. This tearing also builds up lactic acid in the muscles, which can cause soreness. Stretching stimulates circulation and releases the lactic acid as well as bringing in more oxygen to reduce further buildup.
Additional things flexibility helps to reduce include:
1. Stress. Stretching, meditation, and breathwork often go together.
2. Risk of injury. Working out with tight muscles can cause strains and serious tears. Keeping them loose allows for more elasticity, not unlike using a rubber band.
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