Stretch It Out

What comes to mind when you think of fitness? Muscle? Strength? Cardio? 

How about flexibility?
Often times, we overlook the importance of stretching in our fitness routine. Stretching has many benefits for both body and mind, and should be considered a staple part of your regimen.

Benefits of Stretching:

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  • Improves flexibility and range of motion
  • Improves posture
  • Prevents injury
  • Improves athletic performance
  • Increases blood supply and nutrients to joints and muscles
  • Provides relaxation and reduces tension

Keep a look out for our next blog posts, where one of our physiotherapists will give you his top 3 stretches for the upper and lower body!

Please speak to your therapist before beginning any physical activity or stretching program. 

(Source: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/stretching/art-20047931?pg=1)