Are you getting the most out of your exercise routine? Find out how stretching daily can help give your health a boost now.
A regular exercise routine is a key component of a healthy lifestyle, but stretching daily can easily be ignored. It might be time to try stretching; it can benefit your overall health and well-being in many ways.
There are different types of stretching exercises, but static stretching (holding one pose for 10-plus seconds) and dynamic stretching (moving while stretching) are the most common. Check out some examples of dynamic stretching to strengthen your lower body here.
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“Why Stretching is Important,” Harvard Health Publications. 2013.
“Stretching Exercises Enhance Vascular Endothelial Function,” National Institutes of Health. 2013.
“Exercise Holds Immediate Benefits for Affect and Cognition,” National Institutes of Health. 2013.