We all know to stretch before exercise as it will help us to avoid injuries but did you know that stretching all day long is very beneficial?
Ever wake up in the morning tired and sore? This is often caused by the wrong sleep position, a bad pillow, or a worn mattress. If you stretch first thing when you wake up, all those muscles that have tightened up during the night will loosen up and alleviate a lot of the pain.
Also, tense muscles play a big factor in creating bad posture which can shorten the muscles in the back, chest and shoulders and cause pain when you move–if you stretch these muscles during the day the muscles won’t shorten, posture is restored, and the pain is eliminated.
Stretching on a regular basis improves blood flow which in turn regulates body temperature, improve circulation, and sharpen concentration. It also opens up the spine, giving a “rush” that helps a person feel good and energized.
So, keep on stretching!