By Daniel Sauer
Working from home still? Feeling stiff at your desk? Well, there is a simple, quick, and efficient solution: Stretch!
Why should I stretch you may ask? Well, stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way. That puts you at risk for joint pain, strains, and muscle damage.
For example, sitting in a chair all day results in tight hamstrings in the back of the thigh. That can make it harder to extend your leg or straighten your knee all the way, which inhibits walking.
What are the key benefits of daily stretching is often the next question one may ask. Here are just a few of the benefits of adding stretches into your daily routine:
- Reduces Pain and discomfort
- Increases one’s flexibility and range of motion.
- Improves your posture.
- Decreases your risk of injury or pain.
- Stress Management
- Reduces Tension Headaches
- Increases your blood flow to your muscles.
- Improves your overall performance in your daily activities.
What stretches can I do daily? [Hold each stretch for 20 Seconds per side; It will only take 6 minutes of your day!]
If you need assistance with any stretches or at home workouts contact us now and let us help you.