Acute or chronic musculoskeletal dysfunction can be linked to; your level of fitness (strength and flexibility), your age, and/or your work demands. You can improve your condition by maintaining proper posture, strengthening your muscles, and increasing your flexibility. Take breaks throughout your day to incorporate stretching…it does a body good!!
Stretching can result in…
• Increased flexibility and range of motion
• Reduced risk of injury in daily activities and exercise
• Reduced anxiety, stress, and fatigue
• Tension release
• Improved mental alertness, focus, and clarity
• Alleviation of cramps
• Improved posture, balance, and coordination
• Improved circulation
• Optimal function at work
• Ability to tune your mind into your body
• Increased awareness and ability to focus on your breathing
• Increased body awareness
• Increased muscle control
• Improved athletic performance
• Improved muscle elasticity and reaffirmed tone
• You feeling better!
You can stretch anywhere, anytime throughout your day to refresh and re-energize. Stretching before and after exercise can also be beneficial. Before exercise, dynamic stretching helps to prepare the body for the work ahead and after exercise, static stretching helps to return the muscle to the pre-exercise state.
Flex! and be flexible!