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Various Health Benefits of Stretching

by Better Posture Health Consultant

The present article is all about the health advantages of stretching. It talks about how stretching helps.

Stretching regularly has several health advantages. Many people are well aware of the fact that stretching before any physical activity is very important irrespective of the physical activity you perform. Given here are the five advantages of stretching.

Stretching Improves the Posture:

Tight muscles can lead to the poor posture specially, the muscles of the chest and the back portion. Hips can cause poor posture if they are tight. Most of the people spend a major portion of their day in the activities like sitting before the computer.

A regular sitting for a couple of hours can lead to a poor posture which can lead to pain. With the regular stretch of pectoralis, hamstring muscles and upper trapezius etc. posture of the body can be improved to a great extent. Back stretches for pain relief are one of the most popular exercises.


Stretching Improves Motion:

As we begin to age, our joints start losing range of motion. This can be counteracted and corrected easily by stretching. Stretching helps when the range of motion is just limited.

Stretching Decreases the Back Pain:

If people have poor posture in the upper back, the lower back would compensate for the same and starts developing pain. Also, if you have tight hip flexors, the lower back would compensate and starts developing pain. Stretching out the leg muscles can decrease the back pain to a great extent.

Stretching Can Prevent Injuries:

If you stretch muscles it would get torn and strained. Stretching before the physical activities can prevent injuries by bringing blood circulation to the muscles and when you warm them up, the muscle tightness decreases which prevent tear or muscular strains.

Stretching Can Decrease the Muscle Soreness:

If you have sore muscles during the recent workouts, stretching can relieve you from this. When you are injured, the muscles around your injury site become tightened as a protective measure.

Stretches for neck and shoulders can provide you a great deal of relief. With the help of a regular stretching routine the back pain can be relieved to a great extent.

When you strengthen your back muscles risk for the muscle strains can be brought down to a great extent and you can feel much better. Forward head posture

Forward head posture like spending too much time on the computer screen, carrying heavy backpack and sleeping your head too elevated with too many pillows. This posture can lead to the muscle imbalances as the body tries to adapt and find more efficient ways to correct the vision.

There are a lot of benefits of stretching, if you have this incorporated into your day to day routine, you would be able to lead a pain-free life and will have improved joints.


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