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Stretching: A guide to becoming the most flexible you

Posted by Emily McDonald on Sunday, April 15, 2018, In : Stretching 

Static Stretching

Static stretching is the most common type of stretching we think of when we hear the word stretch.

This type of stretching increases muscle extensibility, in turn, increasing that joints' range of motion (ROM).

Following a short jog, a few jumping jacks or even a heating pack to increase muscle temperature, complete the recommended stretches holding the stretch for 10-30 seconds feeling a light tingle or slight discomfort. Consider a scale from one to ten, one being barely a...


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Ten Reasons to Stretch

Posted by Dr. Marnie Mabee D'Andrea on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, In : Stretching 
Stretching pumps irritants and inflammation away from muscles, and increases the blood supply and flow of nutrients to muscles and joints. This process promotes tissue healing and injury repair. Here are some more reasons why stretching can be beneficial:


1.  Reduces muscle soreness after exercise
2.  Accelerates tissue healing
3.  Improves balance and co-ordination
4.  Improves Posture
5.  Promotes muscle relaxation
6.  Boosts your energy levels

7.  Relieves back and joint pain
8.  Reduces the likel...

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