Small Steps #13 – Stretching

exercise class stretching on floor mats


Since we’ve mentioned exercise, I figured I should add stretching as well. It’s a nice balance.

I didn’t have a particular reason for adding this blog other than the fact that I like how I feel after and during a nice stretch. It’s nice for unwinding at the end of the day. I can relax my mind and give some relief to sore muscles. It’s also nice to regain flexibility after recovering from an injury.

I hadn’t realized some of the benefits that come with stretching until recently.

  • Helps reduce inflammation
  • Helps with chronic pain
  • Helps with range of motion
  • May improve circulation
  • May help relieve stress and tension headaches

One of the things I like about stretching is that I can pretty much do this anywhere.


Being Flexible: Benefits of Stretching | Dr. Weston


Additional resources:

Lindberg, Sara. “Stretching: 9 Benefits, Plus Safety Tips and How to Start.” Healthline. June 18, 2018.

“The Importance of Stretching.” Harvard Health Publishing. September 25, 2019.

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