Why stretching is important.stretching
Do you stretch after every workout? If not you may be missing out on all of the health benefits it brings. I can honestly say I've been neglecting my stretching lately, and my body is starting to tell me so. Ouch!
Physical benefits of stretching
Stretching and proper flexibility is just as important as doing a warm-up before your workout!
Mental health benefits of stretching
Not only does stretching benefit you physically, but it also benefits you mentally!
Stretching increases blood flow and oxygen to your brain, and releases endorphins. As well, it stimulates receptors in the nervous system that slow the production of stress hormones. A good stretching session after a stressful day can help you feel relaxed and calm.
It also feels great! Think of your stretching session as your reward for putting in the work. You deserve it!