Stretching is a form of exercise technique in which a specific muscle /muscle group is stretched inorder to improve the muscle’s elasticity resulting in increased flexibility, range of motion and muscle control.
Your usual routine of exercise should be warm up which includes stretching and then exercise, ending with stretching again. However a lot of people may still wonder is stretching that important? Well the answer is YES!
Just as strength and endurance exercises are essential to improve muscle performance, overall health and well-being, stretching exercises are equally important. They prepare the body for the amount of stress it is going to undergo due to exercise. Stretching makes the body more pliable which decreases the risk of injuries due to exercise.