Are you concerned about keeping yourself fit and flexible?
But don’t you get much time to visit the gym daily?
Well, why don’t you start with stretching exercises every day?
It can benefit you even if you decide to skip the gym! Yes, most of us recognize stretching as something that needs to be
performed before gearing up for intense cardio sessions. But if you can spare a bare 10 minutes every day, you can
instantly load your life with more vitality.
Here are the reasons why you must include stretching exercises every day –
- Stay flexible and active
Out of all the great benefits, a daily stretching session will gift you with greater agility. If your joints and bones are
flexible you tend to attain fluidity in your motion. Remember the last time you got hurt because you couldn’t move
faster to avoid your injury? That was because your limbs were stiff and they could do little to save you. Always
remember that tensed limbs are prone to get hurt because they didn’t ever experience the process of stretching.
- Stress will bid you bye
If lately you have been feeling a bit too stressed out, then it’s the perfect time to let the benefits of stretching reap in
your body. Apart from relaxing your muscles, a stretching routine will help you redirect your focus in some other things
other than the one stressing you out.
Apart from the mental stress, you are likely to suffer from stressed joints due to not stretching them enough. Don’t
worry because this will be dissipated away soon leaving you calm and relaxed. Your brain feels proud when you stretch
out and shows its satisfaction by releasing endorphins, a chemical agent which owes you a feeling of sheer happiness.
- Boost your blood circulation
When you will stretch out your body more, often your blood circulation will be at its peak. As you might know how
crucial blood circulation is for maintaining a healthy mind and body. When you are stretching you are actually inviting
oxygen to visit each and every organ of your body, not to forget your brain. This oxygen acts as a boon and this is why
you feel rejuvenated after you indulge in a stretching routine.
- Kick up your energy levels
If your energy levels always remain down and you sip on coffee times multiple times throughout a day, then it’s time to
think about an alternative. Excessive caffeine interrupts your sleeping routine and thus you should look forward to
stretching your muscles. The oxygen circulating over your vital organs not only gets you refreshed but helps you to be in
- Correct your posture
If your friends have been telling you about your poor posture time and again and you have been trying so hard to work
upon it, then here is what will straighten up your posture, yes, you guessed it right! Apart from benefitting your body in
a plethora of ways both directly and indirectly, stretching does improve your posture. Stiff muscles tend to pull other muscles thus shifting them from the right places; this shifts your body’s overall alignment. This as time goes, not only tilts your posture but also may cause you intense muscle soreness. All you have to do is to learn some stretching which involves moving your torso, do this every day and in no time you will flaunt an efficient gait.
- Don’t sit back
Whether you love sitting comfortably on your couch binge-watching your favourite TV shows or your job demands you to
sit for long periods, then it’s time to stand up and take a brief stroll.
Sitting continuously at a still for a few hours can make you obese, yes it is scientifically proven. And also this habit of
yours can let you fall in the grasps of various cardiovascular ailments.
- Have a moment with yourself
If you learn to do stretching the right way, you will observe your mind tasting elements of tranquillity. Always take deep
breaths during stretching and if you cannot get a few poses right, then don’t push yourself hard.
So now you can finally stop being lazy and get out of that couch and embrace some healthy habits. This way your body
will be healthier and you will certainly feel energized and active throughout the day.