Have you ever heard about pre and post-exercise stretching or how it helps to strengthen our muscles instead of excessive cramping after exercise? Here you will find everything that you need to know about the importance of stretching.
Stretching helps you to improve your range of motion and decrease your risk of injury. When you exercise daily and put your muscles into physical activity on a regular basis then your muscles show tenderness. In this case to tighten up your muscles and make them prone to more physical activity you need to tighten them up. Here stretching plays its part.
Points you need to take into consideration while you stretch your body:
When you put your body into the extreme stress of stretching, make sure that you do it in the right and the most effective way possible. While you can stretch anytime and anywhere, proper technique is the key. Because if you stretch your body in the wrong way then it will do more harm to your muscles.
- Always try to warm your body up before you start stretching your body. Because stretching the cold muscles will make them injured.
- While you stretch, try to breathe normally and try to hold your stretch at least for 30 seconds to make it effective.
- In between the hard stretching exercise, try to take a small break to do some yoga movements.
About the Author: Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Lahore, Pakistan. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling, and pharmaceutical care planning. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.