10 Reasons Why You Have to Stretch Your Body
My body feels so tired but apparently I'm too young to feel this way.
In my first job out of college I was on my feet all day and now to this day I am still on my feet all day. I workout 4-6 days every week and 2 of those days include at least a 3 mile run and on Sundays I run long distances over 6 miles. I try to stretch before and after every workout but I know that I'm probably not doing enough.
This is why I need to do yoga.
In trying to figure out what I could do to make my body feel better I decided to educate myself on why I need to stretch and this is what I found out.
Stretching your entire body:
6.Increases Pain Tolerance
8.Improves Range of Motion
10.Reduces Lower Back Pain
Some of my favorite stretches are:
Runner’s lunge stretch
Side lunge stretch
My goal is to feel better after one week of stretching and to continue this as a daily routine. If stretching is going to help me increase flexibility, reduce stress, and get more restful sleep I'm all about it!
Drop me a line and let me know your stretching tips.