I keep making sure I share with you the Importance of Stretching. Stretching is important for people of all ages! One of the greatest benefits of stretching is that you’re able to increase your range of motion, which means your joints can move further before an injury occurs. Post-exercise stretching can also aid in workout recovery, decrease muscle soreness, and ensure that your muscles and tendons are in good working order. The more conditioned your muscles and tendons are, the better they can handle the rigors of sport and exercise, and the less likely that they’ll become injured.
My personal experience as a trainer is that I have heard from new clients telling me , “oh nooo…I could never touch my toes, no way, I am too old for that” I always say to them, “Don’t you worry, I will have you tighten your shoes without having to sit down or asking someone else to do it for you” ..and guess what? after me stretching them during our workouts, they get to touch their toes and tighten their shoes!!!! They feel like in their 20’s again!!!
Benefits of Stretching:
Reduced muscle tension
Increased range of movement in the joints
Enhanced muscular coordination
Increased circulation of the blood to various parts of the body
Increased energy levels (resulting from increased circulation)
Make sure you take a few mins before you walk out of the Gym or after any physical activity and get those muscles stretched!!