Why You Should Stretch for Flexibility

By Diana Sanchez, Staff Writer

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Flexibility is very important for your overall health. When you don’t work on your flexibility, you may be more susceptible to injuries and pain, while the benefits of becoming more flexible are numerous. Want to know more? Read on.

Benefits of Improved Flexibility

Improved Circulation

Muscle tension can negatively impact your circulation. When you work on your flexibility, your muscles are better able to relax and allow your blood to circulate more efficiently. 

Improved Range of Motion

This is kind of an obvious one, but an important benefit to consider. When you stretch daily and improve your flexibility, it helps to increase your range of motion and your overall physical abilities. Flexible muscles will always perform better than tight muscles.

Injury Prevention

Good flexibility improves the range of motion of your joints. This allows you to perform movements without causing your joints too much stress which can lead to injuries otherwise. If you want to prevent injuries, make sure to stretch on a daily basis.

Decreased Back Pain

Studies have shown that regular stretching, as well as staying active, can drastically reduce and help your back pain.

How You Can Improve Your Flexibility

The Mayo Clinic recommends stretching between 2 to 3 times a week to work on your flexibility. Check out these free videos for stretching for improved flexibility.

Have you worked on improving your flexibility? How do you feel?

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