Benefits of Stretching

The body is, and is supposed to be flexible.  No matter your age, you should be stretching on a daily basis to improve your fitness.  What are the benefits to stretching you ask? Well increasing your range of movement is an important one.  Stretching lengthens muscles and tendons giving more ability to move limbs and joints to prevent injury.  Stretching is also helpful to increase your ability to perform skills.  Having good flexibility can help you start new sports or improve the ones you are already in.  Stretching is also helpful in reducing muscle tension, enhancing energy, and reducing cholesterol.  So, Incorporate stretching in your everyday lifestyle.  It has benefits you can not say no to.  It also does not require much. It can be your usual activities, bending and flexing every now and then.  After all, your fitness is everything so do what it takes to keep the body health.  Click here for more information on stretching.

Swim Your Way To Health

Many of us underestimate the physical benefits of swimming, but it is a great way to exercise the entire body- heart, lungs, and muscles  with very little joint strain.  Swimming is a great workout to build endurance, muscle strength and cardio-vascular fitness while improving posture and flexibility.  Whether you dive into the pool for a game of Marco Polo, cool down from the sun on a hot day or build strength for your daily exercise-hop in the water and get physical!

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