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If you have to ask the question, the answer is no. The truth is, we could all be stretching a lot more. Life has a way of beating our bodies up. During this blog, we will highlight ways to help improve body alignment, flexibility, and pain within the body. Our bodies are in a constant state of ‘contraction”. The best way to combat this contraction, is through the stretching and lengthening of muscular tissues.

Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. There are many benefits of adding more stretching to your daily life. Let’s shine some light on some of those benefits below:

“Why should I stretch?”

· Improves flexibility / range of motion

· Prevents future injury

· Improves posture

· Helps reduce stress and tension within the body

· Improves physical performance during workouts

· Promotes circulation

· Decreases pain within the body

· Increases energy levels

· Improves balance

· Mental clarity

Tip to keep in mind when stretching:

· Use dynamic stretches before the workout to prepare muscles

· Use static stretches after the workout to prevent soreness and injury

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