Monday Health Minute | Published August 19, 2013

Benefits of Stretching

  • Stretching allows you to increase your range of motion, which means your limbs and joints can move further before an injury occurs.

  • Getting a good stretch increases blood circulation to various parts of the body, which improves energy.

  • Stretching is an easy way to relieve stress because it tenses the muscles that often go along with it.

  • If paired with a healthy diet, research shows that prolonged stretching exercises, like yoga, will help to reduce cholesterol in the body.