The importance of daily stretching

Stretching is an essential part of any wellbeing routine, and very often overlooked. Many people believe that stretching is only necessary before and after a workout, but the truth is that stretching should be a daily practice. Daily stretching has numerous benefits for both the body and mind.

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Benefits of Daily Stretching:

1. Improves flexibility: One of the most significant benefits of daily stretching is improved flexibility. As we age, our muscles and joints become less flexible, which can lead to stiffness and pain. Daily stretching can help to maintain and improve flexibility, which can reduce the risk of injury and improve overall mobility.

2. Improved posture: Stretching also helps to improve posture. Poor posture can lead to back pain, neck pain, and headaches. Daily stretching can help to improve posture by lengthening tight muscles and strengthening weak muscles. This can lead to better alignment and less pain.

3. Can help to relieve stress: Stretching can help to release tension in the muscles, which can help to reduce stress and anxiety. It can also help to improve circulation, which can help to reduce muscle tension and promote relaxation.

In addition to the physical benefits, daily stretching can also have mental benefits. It can help to improve focus and concentration, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote relaxation.

Daily stretching should be an essential part of any fitness routine. With numerous benefits for both the body and mind daily stretching would make a great addition to your daily routine.

Start small with a short, even a 5 minute routine at the end of your day. Create your space by bringing your favourite comforting fragrance, enjoy a short meditation and breathe joy into your body with every movement. 

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