Benefits of Stretching

As you age, your muscles tighten and your joints lose some range of motion. This can limit your lifestyle and even hinder day-to-day, normal motions. Tasks that used to be easy, such as zipping up a dress or reaching for a cup off of the top shelf, now become extremely challenging. A regular stretching program can help lengthen your muscles and make daily living activities much better.

Anyone can learn to stretch, regardless of age or flexibility. Stretching should be a part of your daily routine, whether you exercise frequently or not. There are basic stretches you can do while watching TV, working on the computer, or getting ready for bed – and they only take a few minutes of your day.

Here are some of the benefits you can expect from a regular stretching program:

Stretching comes naturally to all of us. You might notice that if you have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unconsciously. It feels good! Having a consistent stretching program will produce large gains in flexibility and joint movement.

If you have any questions regarding this information or would like to learn more about Midwest Center for Joint Replacement, please call our office and we’ll be more than happy to chat with you.

Phone: 317-455-1064

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