While workouts and exercise get plenty of attention, the health benefits of stretching are just as profound. However, as with exercise, there is both a right way and wrong way to stretch out your muscles and joints. To help you get the most out of your stretching routines, here are a few tips on how to stretch properly.
Do Static Stretches After a Workout
Doing static stretches after a workout can greatly reduce your next-day muscle soreness and stiffness.
Stretch Tight Muscles
Scan your body for any muscles that feel tight, then loosen them with stretches designed to target those areas.
Avoid Stretching First Thing in the Morning
Stretching first thing in the morning may seem like a healthy habit, but the truth is that when you sleep your spine swells with fluid, which can increase your ...Read More