Proper stretching before exercise is essential for safe and efficient workouts but stretching every day regardless of physical activity is very important as well. A regular stretch routine will help you increase flexibility, move better overall, and it’s also a great way to de-stress. Our Training Team shares advice for incorporating stretching into your daily schedule.
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How much time SHOULD BE DEDICATED to stretching?
It will likely depend on what your goals are and/or what musculoskeletal imbalances might be in your body. Ideally, 10-15 minutes a day, and our trainers can assess you to help specifically pinpoint what areas need to be stretched for improving functionality and quality of life.
How long should EACH stretch BE?
45-60 seconds per stretch
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT DAILY STRETCHES?
If you spend most of the workday seated, the standing calf stretch, standing hip flexor stretch, and standing chest stretch can help improve your posture and reduce lower back pain. Plus, it is a great way to break up your workday and overall just feel better!
Content submitted by Waverley Oaks Training Team