Humans can do amazing things, but sometimes we have to admit it: our life is not perfect and it's suitable for our bodies. For starters, we sit too much staring at too many screens. All of this bad positioning can severely affect our body and alignment. Muscles that need to be lengthened and shortened during the day remain short, making them taut and potentially restricting movement.
A full-body stretching routine can help you unfold and improve body alignment. But what exactly is stretching?
It helps to understand how your body works. All muscles shorten and lengthen when used. Stretching a muscle temporarily relaxes it and makes it longer. If you were looking at a muscle under a microscope, you would see striped fibers Sarcomas ̵
Common logic is that a good stretching routine, coupled with proper warm up and cool down before and after activity, can be an effective means of preventing injury. According to of a 2015 study a static stretching routine can reduce the occurrence of injuries. However, the evidence is not entirely conclusive, and another scientific study found that static stretching may not be effective to prevent any injury but it may be minimally effective in reducing musculoskeletal injury , such as tendinopathies (better known as tendinitis).
While the jury is still aware of the actual effectiveness of stretching, one thing is certain: it feels good! First stretching in the morning or after a long day in a limp position can temporarily relieve the pain and pain of poor posture and could be just what your body needs to relax.
For a full-body routine from head to toe, try these routes.