City Way Health Clinic share why stretching is even more important in the winter months.
Winter does not mean you have a readymade excuse to stop exercising, it just means that things may need to change slightly.
Stretching is essential at any time, but even more so in the winter months.
Most of us understand that we should stretch with exercise, however most of us do not realise why. There are four main reasons for exercising including preparatory stretching, maintenance stretching, developmental stretching and PNF stretching.
While the exact mechanics of what happens when we stretch are not fully understood, it can be suggested that regular stretching increases flexibility, both by making muscles more supple and by retraining the nervous system to tolerate stretching further.
Although everyone will react differently to each form of exercise, the main benefits may include:
City Way can help you develop the most appropriate exercise regime for you and your body.