Many people focus on the cardio and strength aspects of their workout routines, but daily stretching is also critical to your overall health and fitness regime. Stretching increases your flexibility, circulation, and range of motion. It also relieves stress and tension in your muscles by releasing endorphins, relaxing your muscles, and calming your mind. The image below contains several examples of stretches that can be done at work, home or in the gym.
Try to make it your goal to spend at least 5-10 minutes per day stretching.
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