Benefits of stretching for Seniors: Stretching feels so good and it’s so easy. It simply takes time and patience to enjoy those benefits. Allow yourself the time to relax into your exercise stretches routine.
Have you ever watched a dog or cat waking up? The very first thing they do is to stretch. It is a normal natural and instinctive part of their lives – they know the benefits of stretching. But, we have lost the instinct. Now, we have to consciously work on it. Just a few things to think about........
Chronic muscle pain needs to be diagnosed first. If you are in this situation, make certain to check with a health provider before you launch into an stretch.
However, in my experience I have noted that diligent and correct exercise stretches will cure a myriad on chronic conditions. Flexible muscles can improve your daily performance and you'll enjoy the benefits of stretching with a committed effort.
An example: If hamstrings are tight, and because they are attached to the hip, they may pull on the hip causing not only lower back pain, but a “flat back”- not a healthy postural alignment. Our link on the pic will be a wonderful way to help you alleviate these problems.
Remember also, that strengthening core muscles with the BEST AB EXERCISES is an excellent move. Good posture can minimize discomfort and keep aches and pains at a minimum. Another page to consider is related to posture.
Breathing while Stretching: When we're stressed, we breathe shallowly into the top of the chest. Stretching is a perfect opportunity to use our deep breathing technique.
This technique is scientifically proven to enhance levels of Seratonin (the "happy" hormone)production in your body. If you're feeling deflated or depressed, you'll notice a big lift happening. Click this link to get all the clues Deep Breathing Exercise ...
Pilates Benefits for Seniors
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