“I’ll stretch later”… We have likely all told ourselves at one point or another, only to find that “later” never came.
With schedules packed to the brim, it can be difficult to find time in the day to fit in a workout or a nice relaxing jog with the family. It can be even MORE difficult to find adequate time to stretch and relax your muscles after. However, stretching is more important than most believe.
With only a few noted below, stretching has a wide range of benefits that can assist in ensuring that you remain active and healthy for years to come.
When should I stretch and how much time should this take?
Stretching not only has a vast number of benefits, but it also does NOT have to take long. Plan ahead and ensure to take 10-15 minutes to stretch those muscles at the end of each workout in order to remain healthy, happy, and active!
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