Do your muscles need more flexibility? Stretching is the answer

Stretching was always seen as necessary to warm up the muscles and prepare them for activity, but it is a discipline that can bring many benefits.

Stretching is a type of exercise that improves flexibility and mobility by lengthening the muscles.

Stretching regularly can provide numerous health benefits. More flexibility, better range of motion, healthy aging, improved mobility, and lower injury risk are all great ways to de-stress.
Try to do daily stretches, but if you can´t do it daily, three or four times a week is excellent.

Some areas should be exercised: the lower limbs: each part of the legs going up to the hips. You can also stretch your shoulders, neck, and lower back.

Don’t expect to get results in the first week: You need to remain committed to the process and do it over time. It could take weeks to months, but in the end, you will recover flexibility, and your muscles will have the flexibility they need.

For proper execution, Harvard Health Publishing recommends:

Hold a stretch for 30 seconds. Don’t bounce, which can cause injury. You’ll feel tension during a stretch, but you should not feel pain. If you do, there may be an injury or damage in the tissue. Stop stretching that muscle and talk to your doctor.

Below you have some videos to get started:



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