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Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect from a regular stretching program: • Reduced muscle tension

As you age, your muscle tissue actually dries out a little, tightening. This causes a loss of range of motion in your joints and tissues. In addition to the loss of range of motion, it can really limit your active lifestyles and hinder day-to-day, normal motions. Tasks that used to be simple, such as dressing or squatting down to tie your shoes, now become extremely difficult. A regular stretching program helps lengthen your muscles and makes daily living activities much easier. Everyone can learn to stretch, regardless of age or flexibility. Stretching should be

a part of your daily routine, whether you exercise or not. It does not have to involve a huge amount of time, but stretching can end up giving you huge results! Stretching is a natural part of what we do onadailybasis.Youmightnotice that ifyou have been sitting in a particular position for a long time, you stretch unconshiously. It feels good! In addition to that good feeling, a consistent stretching program will produce large gains in flexibility and joint movement. Be kind to your muscles and they will be kind to you!

• Increased range of movement in the joints

• Enhanced muscular coordination

• Increasedcirculationofthebloodtovarious parts of the body

• Increased energy levels (resulting from increased circulation )

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