Why Stretch, Why Now?
Move More Freely
While your goal may be to reach your toes, flexibility is only one aspect of stretching. In fact, there are many types of stretching:
Static - According to the journal ‘Medical Science in Sports and Exercise,’ static stretching is best-performed post-workout to speed up recovery time and reduce the buildup of lactic acid. Static stretches are held for at least 15 seconds, making it ideal for your post-workout recovery.
Dynamic - Dynamic stretching is the gradual lengthening of muscles through repetitive motion. Dynamic stretches are designed for pre-workout warm-ups with the goal being to stretch the muscles you are about to put to use.
Active - During active stretching, you actively move one muscle group to stretch another. Active stretches are most commonly used during activity or workout warm up.
Passive - Passive stretching requires an external force accomplished through partner stretches, using stretching accessories, and/or just using gravity to assist your stretch. Passive stretches improve flexibility and are best during a post-workout cooldown.
All stretches are either static or dynamic AND active or passive.
Reap the Advantages
We all are aware that stretching is important, but why?
Results you can feel:
Energy Boost - When you hit that afternoon wall, a few simple stretches will increase blood flow throughout the body and brain to provide that quick pick-me-up.
Range of motion - Improving range of motion relieves stiff muscles and joints to ease pain associated with tightness.
Improve your form - Get the most out of your workout by utilizing proper form as when everything is properly aligned; you’ll get the most out of your workout.
Reduce injury - Lean, loose muscles are less likely to be injured than tight, rigid muscles.
Dr. Michelle Gamble, DN
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The more frequently you stretch, the more results you’ll feel. Daily stretching is ideal, but you can still get benefits from stretching 3-4 times per week.
My goal is to share with you simple stretches for each part of the body at my next webinar, Why Stretch, Why Now?, on Thursday, July 7th at 8:00 pm EDT.
During this experience, you will learn about the different types of stretches, the benefits of each, and how to incorporate stretching into your everyday routine.
If you’re ready to experience the life-changing benefits of stretching, I’ve got you covered!
Can’t Wait To Share With You On Thursday, July 7th At 8:00 pm EDT!