Add regular stretching to your fitness goals to experience these benefits:
- Better posture. Frequent stretching can help keep your muscles from getting tight, allowing you to maintain proper posture. Good posture can minimize discomfort and keep aches and pains at a minimum.
- Stress relief. Stretching relaxes tight, tense muscles that often accompany stress.
- Enhanced coordination. Maintaining the full range of motion through your joints keeps you in better balance. Coordination and balance will help keep you mobile and less prone to injury from falls, especially as you get older.
Source: Mayo Clinic; Stretching: Focus on Flexibility