With thanks from our amazing Ambassador Louise Humphrey - check out her you tube site and take advantage of these fabulous 10 min exercises to help you stretch, improve , strengthen and help all aspect of your day to day living.
The benefits of stretching, yoga, pilates, good form are significant and part of the overall health of our mind and body:
Check out 6 tips for why adding more strength, stretching and flexibility to your life is a must:
Fewer Injuries - Once you develop strength and flexibility in your body you’ll be able to withstand more physical stress. Plus, you’ll rid your body of any muscle imbalances and reduce injuries.
Less Pain - Your body is likely to feel better overall once you work on lengthening and opening your muscles. When your muscles are looser and less tense, you’ll experience fewer aches and pains. Plus, you may be less likely to experience muscle cramps.
Improve Posture and Balance - When you focus on increasing muscular flexibility your posture is likely to improve. Working out your body allows you to have proper alignment and correct any imbalances. Plus, with an increased range of motion you may find it easier to sit or stand in certain ways.
Positive State of Mind - Regularly engaging in poses that stretch and open up your body can bring about feelings of relaxation. The physical benefits can extend to a relaxed state of mind. You may find it easier to unwind once your body feels better.
Greater Strength - It’s important to increase strength as you become more flexible. This ensures your muscles will have the right amount of tension so that they’re strong enough to support you and your movements, allowing you to become more physically fit.
Improve Physical Performance - Once you increase your flexibility to allow greater movement in your body you’ll be able to perform better physically. This is in part because your muscles are working more effectively.