Target those hard to reach areas of the legs and hips as you:
- strengthen and lengthen through your hip flexors, hamstrings, calves, inner thighs, and outer hips
- heal and prevent back, knee, and other joint pain
- release tension
- improve sleep
- increase energy
- increase flexibility and range of motion
- increase blood flow to muscles
- improve posture
- improve digestion
- reduce stress and anxiety
- slim and tone saddlebags and inner thighs
You might not consider stretching an important part of weight loss, but it actually plays an important role in any weight loss program. Stretching keeps your body in top shape so that you burn more calories both during and after your workouts and you spend less time recovering from injuries or soreness.
As you age, stretching becomes even more important. Your joints become less flexible over time, putting a crimp in daily activities. It becomes harder to walk, tie your shoes, get up and down from the floor, or do activities you used to enjoy. Tight muscles have also been implicated in chronic low back pain, knee pain, and muscle strains. But it’s never too late to reverse some of that tightening to help keep your body limber and pain free.
The best thing about flexibility training is that you don’t have to do it very often or for very long to enjoy the benefits. Just a few minutes of stretching each day will help to improve the range of motion in your joints, decrease the risk of injury during exercise, reduce stress, and help you slim down.