Ageless Fitness Tips for Flexibility Training
By Julie Pollard
Why should I stretch?
When we think of exercising, we often think only of cardiovascular exercise and weight or resistance training. We rarely think about stretching as part of an exercise routine. However, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends including flexibility training 2-3 days per week.
Stretching helps increase blood flow to your muscles. Stretching also maintains (or improves) joint range of motion. Why have strong muscles and joints if you can't use them to the best of their ability?
Julie is the program director and head personal trainer at Ageless Fitness. She focuses on wellness and health education with her clients and encourages the process of creating programs to be individual and informative.