Why should you include stretching in your workout routine?

Stretching should be a part of your daily routine for the following reasons:

1. Increases range of motion and builds flexibility

Combining stretching with strength training and cardio workouts can help improve flexibility, improve posture, improve balance, improve range of motion, and lengthen muscles creating better muscle memory. Creating a habit of stretching after your workout can help us move faster and more efficiently for better performance.

2. Stimulates cardiovascular and muscular functions

Stretching increases blood flow, which improves the supply of nutrients and oxygen to muscles and organs both during this exercise and throughout the day. So if you’ve been sitting at a desk all day or have not moved a lot during the day, stretching increases blood flow to not only the muscles, but also to the brain. Taking a short break to stretch can clear your head and give you more energy.

3. Reduces the risk of injuries

Even the most athletic person can suffer an injury. Stretching keeps muscles elongated and flexible so that muscles can handle exertion. Healthy muscles also help those with balance problems to avoid falls.

4. Releases happiness endorphins 

Stretching, especially dynamic stretching where you move the muscles and joints in their full range of motion, paired with slow deep breathing will promote a super relaxing feeling within the mind and body, making Spiro stretching a great way to relieve stress. 

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