Stretching is hugely popular for women and is predicted to be even bigger in 2023.
Stretching is one of the easiest forms of exercise as it is low impact, can be done almost anywhere and feels good (most of the time).
This could be the ultimate exercise for women who don’t gravitate easily to regular fitness habits.
Stretching is hugely popular for women, mainly because it helps with every other type of fitness. If you stretch, your muscles are more supple and elongate, so you are better able to run, reach, lift and carry you through any fitness exercise you like.
Stretching can actually give you strength, as it can strengthen your muscles.
And stretching is not just for athletes or people training, it is for absolutely everyone who wants better posture, more strength and a better overall body shape and easier movement in daily living.
Here are some there reasons stretching is fantastic for women:
Improved flexibility and range of motion:
Stretching has bene shown to improve the times of runners – especially sprinters and long term it gives the body a much longer range of motion. What this means is you can stretch further and do different types of exercise.
The main reason all fitness coaches whether it be for ballet, yoga, basketball, cricket, football or running make their clients stretch both before and affect a session is for injury prevention.
Posture is so important for women and stretching is the easiest and most obvious way to improve posture, and stretching stretches the muscle sand simply makes it easier to stand straight.
Improved Mental Health:
In addition to physical benefits, stretching also has numerous mental health benefits. It can help reduce stress, improve cognitive function, and increase feelings of happiness and well-being.
Stretching releases feel-good endorphins. Regular stretching can also help improve self-esteem and body image, and can provide a sense of accomplishment and purpose as over time the body becomes more supple and more flexible.
The benefits of incorporating body stretching into any regular fitness routine
The benefits of stretching both before and after any form of exercise is well documented, and is critical to the body’s long term performance, agility and strength.
Relief of muscle tension and stress:
Stretching can alleviate muscle tension and promote relaxation, which can be particularly beneficial for women who may be dealing with high levels of stress.
It is also excellent for women who spend long hours at a computer when their posture is not likely to be at its optimum.
You can stretch solo:
Stretching is a form of exercise you can do on your own. There are many different posts on you tube about how to stretch different parts of the body, which you can plug into anywhere, any time.
Many cities have stretching rooms where you pay to have someone stretch you – which can be a fantastic way to initially learn where your sore spots are and how to address them in sessions on your own.