Whenever you start any exercise routine, fitness instructors would always tell you to do some stretching first. This is a basic step regardless of how simple or intense your exercise would be.
In fact even if you’re not going to engage in any physical fitness activity but just want to relax and take off the aches from your body, doing some simple stretching exercises can already be a big help.
So why is stretching very important to the body? What does it do and how does it help improve the body?
As people grow old, the muscles normally tighten and thereby limit the range of movements that we can do. If they are not loosened or relaxed, a person may find it difficult to perform his usual tasks and activities.