Top 9 ways of what stretching is good for from Miss Nine
Grooving to the beat is good for the mind, body and discovering new music. A bit of stretching anywhere even better.
I never believed in stretching until I found out the gains of what it creates and makes me feel.
Stretching can help improve our posture, mobility, flexibility and reduce pain and stress. Working hours from an office chair, clued behind the laptop, long travels in the car, train or plane, sitting in one position for way to long. Those activities are a few blocks on our daily, weekly work pattern we can fix with easy steps to perform better in what we do.
With all the traveling and finding what is best for my body I have selected 9 benefits for you in this blogpost.
MY TOP 9 TIPS OF STRETCHING:
Increases your flexibility
Regular stretching can help increase your flexibility, which is crucial for your overall health. Not only can improved flexibility help you to perform everyday activities with relative ease, but it can also help delay the reduced mobility that can come with aging. Especially in the hip area. Let’s loosen up those hips for more dancing and balance.
Helps decrease tension headaches
Tension and stress headaches can interfere with your daily life. In addition to a proper diet, adequate hydration, and plenty of rest, stretching may help reduce the tension you feel from headaches. Especially in the neck and shoulder area when sitting in front of the computer for way to long. A 5 minute stretch with 1 – 2 big glasses of water is my remedy to take headache away.
Improves your performance in physical activities
Performing dynamic stretches prior to physical activities prepares the muscles for more and it may also help improve your performance in an athletic exercise. Good for impulsive sport like tennis to prevent ripping muscles. Swing those arms like a sideway helicopter to get the engine started.
Increases your range of motion
Being able to move a joint through its full range of motion gives you more freedom of movement. Do it on a regular basis and it can help increase your range of motion.
Improves your posture
Muscle imbalances are common and can lead to poor posture. The cat is the living proof. Just watch them, get in that cat pose, inhale, exhale 3×3, stretch as far as you can, get up and get on that catwalk after releasing this position. Take another deep breath, throw your hair back (when you have enough and feel the vibe to walk the walk).
Performing stretches on a regular basis may improve your circulation and Increases blood flow to your muscles, which can shorten your recovery time and reduce muscle soreness. Bye, bye muscle pain.
Is great for stress relief
When you’re experiencing stress, there’s a good chance your muscles are tense. That’s because your muscles tend to tighten up in response to physical and emotional stress. Focus on areas of your body where you tend to hold your stress, such as your neck, shoulders, and upper back.
Can calm your mind
Participating in a regular stretching sessions not only helps increase your flexibility, but it can also calm your mind. While you stretch you focus on the tense part and with a little meditation exercise will give your mind a mental break.
Helps to heal and prevent back pain
Tight muscles can lead to a decrease in your range of motion. Keep hamstrings, hip flexors flexible and make it a regular stretching routine which can help to prevent future pain.
Like benjamin Franklin says:
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
These are some suggestion that help me when I feel stressed. When my body wants to move into a different direction than I do. Cool Kids prevent.
“True prevention is not waiting for bad things to happen, it’s preventing things from happening in the first place.”