Everyone knows that there are benefits to stretching before exercising. But did you know that regular stretching can help defend your body from all sorts of painful medical conditions as well as help you feel more invigorated, balanced and flexible. The chiropractors and physical therapists from Madeira Chiropractic and Rehab in Chambersburg, PA have put together the stretching tips for you so that you can stay fit and prevent injury.
- We recommend stretching for at least 10 minutes every day to improve flexibility and balance.
- Warm up your muscles before stretching them. Cold muscles can be injured more easily than warm ones.
- Maintain stretches for 10 to 30 seconds. Bouncing while stretching can lead to an injury.
- Breathe normally.
- Only stretch until you feel mildly uncomfortable. Slowly add more tension to your stretching exercises over time.
There are many benefits to stretching and making it a part of your daily routine can pay off in a big way by preventing future pain episodes and keeping you limber.