I know that you who exercise miss the stretching program either because you are bored or because you do not have time to lose. The recovery program is as important as the warm-up program, says the personal trainer (do not tell me that you miss this too??) But I will tell you eight serious reasons to include stretching in your life and I hope to mobilize you!
- You will be relieved of muscle aches.
Whether you work long hours in front of the computer, or you are in a constant standing position or you exercise often, you will definitely have a lot of pain in the back and neck and you will feel your muscles stiff. With a 10-minute stretching program you will be able to cope more with the demands of everyday life as the muscle pain will be reduced.
- You will be protected from injuries.
When the muscular system loses its mobility, posture is affected and you increase the chances of your back or your joints hurting. If you put stretching in your life you will prevent many unwanted injuries.
- You will reduce stress levels.
I know you feel discomfort when stretching parts of your body. With a little calm, patience and steady breathing you will feel well at the end of your recovery and therefore you will eliminate the stress of the day.
- You will improve your performance.
By practicing flexibility you will be able to be efficient in your daily life, in your physical activities and in your training. This is because in your activities you constantly use some muscles and leave others inactive. Stretching will help you tone your whole body.
- You will increase the mobility of the joints.
Over the years, the natural harmony of the body is lost, we slouch and we destroy the posture of our body. With a recovery program you will align your spine and improve the width of your joints.
- You will improve your concentration levels.
The thoughts and responsibilities of today’s life are many and you certainly can not always put them in order. Starting or ending your day with a few minutes of stretching will make it easier for you to focus on your goals.
- You will increase blood circulation.
Nothing is worse than tired and swollen feet locked for hours in shoes. If you do stretching you will stimulate the circulatory system and then you will reduce physical fatigue.
- You will burn calories.
I’m not saying that the expenditure of energy is the same as that of a strong workout, but with a stretching program you will definitely boost your metabolism compared to lying on the couch.
*For a stretching program or to avoid possible mistakes it would be good to consult a qualified personal trainer. Do not hesitate to contact me for any questions.