Stretching is one of those things that everyone knows they should do, and doctors, athletes and medical professionals all recommend, but for some reason, most of us seems to forget about. We all need to stretch regularly to protect our independence and mobility.
Stretching will make your muscles stay flexible, strong, and healthy, and that flexibility is key in order to maintain a range of motion in the joints. When we don’t stretch, our muscles can shorten and become tight. Then, when you suddenly need to use those muscles, they can’t extend all the way they should, which can lead to pain and injury, including strains, sprains and muscle damage. Sitting in a chair all day can make your hamstrings and calves tighten up, and it might be a little sore when you try to stand up and go for a walk. Like wise, when you suddenly start doing a strenuous activity, such as a game of badminton or a sprint, if you haven’t stretched out your muscles first, they might be to rigid to properly support your joints, again putting you at risk.
In this department, we look at stretching, with guides and recommendations on all things from sports warm ups to office stretches. Whether your a gym addict or just an office worker who doesn’t want to destroy their posture, we’ve got something to interest you here.