Benefits Of Stretching

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There are a lot of reasons why stretching is good for a person health. It is good for preventing injuries whether exercising or playing a sport. Helping with flexibility and range motion, making stretching part of a daily practice is essential to one’s health, as stretching is before a workout or a sporting event. “Regular stretching is important to everyday functioning in a variety of settings” (Corbin, Welk, Corbin, Welk, 2016). One thing stretching can do is relieve stress. Muscles contract when under stress and it causes tension. When there is tension it makes it hard to focus and think clearly. Stretching can have a huge impact on stress. Try stretching after waking up in the mornings; it will contribute to getting a jump start on the…show more content…
Feeling sluggish comes from the muscles tighten; this is when stretching is a good idea. One more way stretching is beneficial is, it increases blood flow to the muscles. Stretching supports the overall health, by simulating organ function through blood circulation. And when the blood circulation is good, the heart will not have to work as hard and the heart rate is lower. At some point or another most people have woke up with their neck hurting or have been an accident that resulted in a hurt neck. Neck pain affects the soft tissues in the muscles in the neck. This will also affect the back as well. Neck and back pain can some all of a sudden and put the person in chronic pain for days, weeks or even months. Whether sitting or standing keyboards, cell phones, Ipad, hand held games, etc. is the cause of bad posture. When head and shoulders are down in a forward position it puts stress on the neck, shoulder, and upper back. Instead of looking down at smart devices using them while sitting, bring the device to eye level and do not look down at it. With desk top computers, to keep down the neck and back pain sit up…show more content…
Throughout the day remember to get up and stretch. Stretching can be effective in correcting posture. There is also yoga, it lengthens the spine. Yoga is a series of stretches that contributes to having good posture. “Practicing yoga has been shown to reduce pain, relieve tension, reduce risks of injury, improve posture, improve communication, increase energy and attention span, and enhance feelings of overall wellness and well-being” (Gura, S., 2002). One more is seeing a Chiropractor, they will be better to assess the issue and give better advice on what stretches will be best for a person condition. Calf stretches will help when the arch has fallen. The muscles in a person’s calf go along the lower leg and are connected to the heel. Lean forward against a wall and stretch one leg behind, and keep the other leg in front. Bend the front knee, and keep bending until the stretch is felt in the lower part of the leg that is behind. Raising the heel can also strengthen one’s lower leg muscle, which is directly tied to the arch. Heels should be lifted off the floor as high as one can get, but at the same time keeping the big toe on the
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