What is the best way to stretch?
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 co-founder of Ageless Fitness and director of operations.