Flexibility is critical to the body’s muscles for a number of reasons. Flexible muscles suffer from fewer injuries. Tight muscles are more prone to pulls, strains and tears. In addition, the range of motion of your joints is directly impacted by how loose the muscles are. We need to maintain a certain amount of flexibility in order to perform the activities of daily living such as lifting, reaching, twisting and squatting.
Stretched muscles provide less physical discomfort than tight ones, which has a direct impact on your emotional levels. Research reveals that people who stretch regularly tend to be happier. Stretching relieves stress and also provides a meditative effect. It helps you to avoid back pain and shoulder, hip and knee injuries. Stretching also increases blood circulation and allows us to improve our posture.
A flexibility program will get all your major muscle groups loose and limber in about 10 minutes.