Stretching has been scientifically proven to lead to a healthier well-being. Here are the 4 top reasons stretching is so importance for our health:
1. As you age, stretching will maintain your flexibility and even balance, two things that start to go as the body grows older. Keeping the muscles stretched will also avoid the aches and pains of a stiff body.
2. Provides protection against injury when working out, exercising or even mild walking. The stretching helps to get blood to the muscles so there is less of a chance that injury will happen during exercise.
3. Prevents muscle soreness after workouts. The blood flowing to your muscles via stretching can help alleviate soreness post exercise.
4. Stretching can also be relaxing and soothing. Yoga is the ultimate in stretching and can be a soothing way to start or end a day. Practicing a daily stretch routine can add some much needed calm and mediation time to your day.
Due to the importance of ones health, many massage chairs are now designed with a stretch automated program. This video demonstrations explains what is entailed in the stretch program for the Infinity IT-8100.