How Often Should I Stretch?

How Often Should I Stretch?
How Often Should I Stretch?

As long as you’re not overdoing it, the more regularly you stretch, the better it is for your body. It’s better to stretch for a short time every day or almost every day instead of stretching for a longer time a few times per week.

While you’re watching television or taking a break at work are perfect times to stretch. Do a 20- to 30-minute session at least three times per week.

Healthy adults should do flexibility exercises (stretches, yoga, or tai chi) for all major muscle-tendon groups—neck, shoulders, chest, trunk, lower back, hips, legs, and ankles—at least two to three times a week. For optimal results, you should spend a total of 60 seconds on each stretching exercise.

The more you stretch the better the flexibility and the less pain from daily activity and workouts. If you can hold a particular stretch for 15 seconds, repeating it three more times would be ideal.

If you can hold the stretch for 20 seconds, two more repetitions would do the trick. stretching is effective for getting more flexible and avoid stiffness and soreness. 

If you need more flexibility in your life, stretching is appropriate, if we’re looking for longer term changes in flexibility, static stretching might be the way to go.

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