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Sep 20, 2013 11:17 AM

Importance of Stretching after a Workout

Los Angeles, CA – 09/17/2013— For manyindividuals, stretching properly is often neglected after a workout.  The need to hurry back to work, or rushhome for dinner causes this important fitness aspect to be put aside forlater.  However, if performance andreduced risk of injury are important to your fitness routine, studies show afew minutes of stretching can help accomplish these goals.


Stretching not only improves flexibility, one offive principles of fitness, but increases blood flow to muscles after theworkout.  During physical activity,muscle fibers break down and twist themselves to support body movement.  When finished, the body must work torepair these damages and blood flow to muscles is an essential part of thisrepair.  Stretching after a workoutalso helps realign muscle fibers, speeding up the recovery process and reducingmuscle soreness.


Studies show that stretching before a workout canbe counter-productive; elongating cold muscles can cause them to tear and makethe individual feel weaker.  Thisis why many fitness classes and personal training schedules involve warming upthe body, completing the physical activity, and then stretching whenfinished.  Aside from aiding inrecovery, stretching will reduce mental stress caused by sore muscles, releaseendorphins to heighten the sense of well-being, and improve cardiovascular healthby increasing blood flow to the whole body.


While thought of as time consuming, a few stretchesafter activity will increase physical performance and help reduce injury whichmay sideline your fitness regimen. offersany apparel one might need during both intense physical activity and relaxingstretches at the end of a workout.


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