Stretching For Fitness

An ideal fitness routine comprises of exercises to improve cardiovascular efficiency, create muscular strength and endurance along with improved suppleness. Flexibility exercises are those that serve to keep the joints flexible, especially the vertebral column and its various sections.

Stretching independently or as a part of a fitness routine has many beneficial effects that can be felt even during exercises themselves. In order to understand the benefits of stretching or flexibility exercises, it is essential to understand how the various body tissues are

Stretching exercises are used in injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, preparation (warm up) for exercise, and for recovery after exercise. The specific exercises and method of stretching used will differ for each of these applications.

The great thing about most stretching exercises are that they require little or no fitness equipment, just your time and effort.

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