Stretch, Stretch, Stretch

Most people know that stretching can increase flexibility and better balance.  But did you know it does all this:

  • Increases flexibility
  • Increases mobility
  • Improves balance
  • Improves posture
  • Improves athletic performance
  • Reduces tension
  • Reduces stress
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Decreases the risk of injury

Stretching also is the cheapest and the simplest exercise you’ll ever do and requires no equipment, floor space or special clothes.

3 Stretching Tips

Stretching conditions the muscles for exertion and exercise, making every muscle movement more efficient.

  • Always warm up your muscles for at least five minutes prior to stretching–good warm-ups include jogging in place, slow biking and jumping jacks.
  • When you start, never bounce or bob. Not only is this less effective than simply “holding” the stretch, but it can also be very dangerous and lead to injuries.
  • Always complete each stretch for both sides of your body or limb in the same way.

Ask us for a list of stretches that can help your spine at your next visit!

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