Regular stretching does your body good in more ways than one, but is something many of us tend to neglect. Here are some reasons why you should start stretching that fine body of yours.
First off, stretching can lead to both better posture, less pain and a stronger foundation. It will also increase your blood flow, sending more oxygen to your brain, giving you a clearer (and happier) mind.
Secondly, it reduces the risk of injury. Stretching works a little like preventative medicine for the body, ensuring that it stays mobile and flexible. Having a flexible body means that your long muscles are not as susceptible to tearing.
Being zen is not only for yogis.
Lastly; stretching has a calming effect. Being zen is not only for yogis. It does wonders to your mind, providing you with a mental break, giving you the opportunity to focus and re-charge.
So, why not release some tension and re-energize by stretching for a few minutes today?
By: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred: Clara Mo