You always hear people talking about how important stretching is to your muscles and overall heath. But why is it important to be flexible? And what are the benefits of stretching?
If you find yourself sitting at a desk or computer all day like most Americans, it is absolutely essential that you make stretching a part of your daily routine. As someone who practices martial arts and has scoliosis, I have found that stretching not only improves my focus and athletic performance but it reduces my back pain dramatically.
The benefits of stretching include improved joint range of motion, better athletic performance, reduced risk of exercise-related injury, increased blood flow to your muscles and aid in the protection of brain health.
When it comes to the importance of overall muscle health, nothing is as important as stretching. I recommend taking five minutes out of your busy day to stretch using an office chair. If you do this for a week, you will notice improvements in the way your body feels.
So try your best to take five minutes out of your day to stretch and move your body because Brain Warriors need to move! Who doesn’t want to feel more comfortable in their skin, experience more productivity and have a better day at the office?
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