The Importance of Stretching

Flexibility is one of the most neglected components of fitness, and one of the most important - especially as we age. Daily stretching will not only help you to feel better, more limber, and more youthful, but improved flexibility will also help prevent injury, increase circulation, and improve your overall well being. 

 

Stretching is an activity that can be done anywhere and doesn't need any special equipment, although there are products on the market to help guide and teach safe, and effective stretching techniques. Beginners, or those that haven't done any physical activity, should begin with simple static stretching. 

 

 

To do a static stretch, get into a stretch position and hold it for 15 to 30 seconds, without bouncing. To get an example of this, look at a dog or cat when they get up from lying down for an extended period of time. They stretch naturally. 

 

A good stretching routine doesn't need to take a lot of time. 5 minutes a day will make a huge difference in how you feel and how you look. You will look leaner, stand taller, and have better posture, which will help your appearance. Plus, stretching before an exercise will help save you from unnecessary pain from strained or pulled muscles. Of course, if you do find yourself sore from exercise, or even stretching, Mountain Ice is the perfect product to help! Let our all-natural, topical pain relief gel help you heal and melt your pain away!