Stretching daily after waking up in the morning or after a nap is highly beneficial to your body well-being.The benefits of stretching are:
Gets The Blood Flowing & The Mind Greatly Stimulated
During sleep, the brain and muscles are usually at rest. In order for them to greatly function, they need to get blood flowing throughout the body and into the brain and stretching will help increase blood flow. Developing a habit of stretching the first thing after waking up encourages the body to perform better in everyday activities such as physical exercise.
Improves The Posture
By stretching right after waking up, it greatly helps the muscles to relax. Tense muscles are usually the number one lead to poor posture. By regularly stretching, the muscles relax and lengthen which keeps the back in better shape and improves the overall posture of the body.
Preventing Back Pain
Generally, stretching helps in protecting the muscles from injury. Immediately after waking up, many people tend to feel discomfort or pain that wasn’t there when we headed to sleep the previous night. Stretching therefore aids in relieving that particular pain. Stretching in the morning aids in relieving back pain by reducing the tension on the body's spine.
Increases Overall Body Flexibility
The daily routine consisting of activities like sitting at a desk for too long or getting in and out of a car all day may be negatively affecting the body's flexibility. Stretching the first thing after waking up from a long night’s sleep aids in reversing the wear and tear on the body's muscles therefore aiding in overall body mobility and flexibility.
Providing Energy Throughout The Day
The absolute best benefit of stretching right after waking up or after a nap is that you tend to gain more energy and motivation to progress with the day. Movement tends to stimulate the brain through increasing blood flow thereby helping a person in waking up and better concentration thereby being able to function efficiently throughout the day.
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