Benefits of Stretching Instructional

January 4, 2016


How to Stretch……

Stretch when your body is warm

Only stretch until you feel a mild tension

Never stretch into pain

Hold, roll or rock as indicated


Enjoy the exercises.  Move slowly and gently.  Never use excessive effort.

Never move or stretch into pain.  Listen to your body and do what feels good.

Stop if you experience symptoms of tingling, numbness, dizziness, or nausea.  

Only perform the exercises that have been prescribed by your health care professional.



Hold stretch for at least 10-20 seconds

Repeat 2-3 times

Stretch gently and slowly


Rock or Roll

Move rhythmically and gently either through a comfortable range or small movements

at end of range.  Repeat several times


The Benefits of stretching……….increase blood flow, increase range of motion, decrease pain, increase wellness, increase health,  decrease illness, decrease stress, better fitness, increase quality of life, supportive to active lifestyle, increase muscle strength, ect.


The positive effects of stretching can be multiplied when accompanied by exercise. 


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