Happy Wednesday everyone....
here is your Wednesday Fitness reminder...
We all spend way too much time sitting and not enough time moving. We might develop some bad posture from this especially rounded shoulders and head forward. This bad posture can in turn create some problems such as:
Muscle tension in the neck and shoulders
Discomfort in the mid back
Pain, pins & needles and numbness in the arms and hands
Stretching these particular areas: head/ neck/ shoulders/ back could help correct bad posture and in turn reduce the pain and discomfort associated with pad posture.
Re-gain larger / longer range of motion. If you don't use it ...you lose it! With age or sedentarity you might realise that you are finding harder to do some of the movements you used to do in the past. Stretching should help with this.
Stretching particularly benefits those with arthritis by lubricating joints and enhancing and maintaining range-of-motion.
Stretching might prevent injury such as a strain or a tear. Stretching allows better blood flow, warming them up.
Stretching can help relieve muscle soreness. It helps with the muscle recovery. The blood flow to the muscle will help speed up recovery. Mobility of the muscles
Stretching will help you feel happier and less stressed. Body and mind work together. When you are tensed or stressed it is very likely that your body will react by contracting / shortening these muscles around the neck/shoulders & back area.
By releasing the tension in these particular areas in your body - this will in turn allow you to feel more relaxed.
The mindful breathing technique used while stretching will also help you relax your mind and hopefully achieve a moment of mindfulness while stretching your muscles.
According to the NHS regular stretching will help you feel Stronger, Less tired, Fewer aches and pains. A little bit every day is better than longer seldomly. Be physically active every day. Any activity is better than none, and more is better still.
Make sure the type and intensity of your activity is appropriate for your level of fitness and check with your GP / doctor before starting / or re-starting Physical Activity.
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So make sure you schedule your daily stretching activity in your daily planner! Happy exercise everyone !
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