Updated: Dec 23, 2020
Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong and healthy. This flexibility helps keep a wide range of motion on our joints.
Daily stretching is ideal, but it is crucial to stretch during physical activity. This will help prevent muscle strain and damage.
Muscles being stretched while they're cold can weaken performance, so it's best to warm up before you stretch with a couple of minutes of aerobics, such as running on the spot or squats.
Although daily stretching is recommended, it is almost impossible to stretch every muscle in the body every day.
A Harvard Health Letter, published in September 2019, states:
"The areas critical for mobility are in your lower extremities: your calves, your hamstrings, your hip flexors in the pelvis and quadriceps in the front of the thigh. Stretching your shoulders, neck, and lower back is also beneficial. "
Follow the link below for 'stretching over 50' , to help those of that age and those looking for a gentle start.
Stay flexible, stretch your muscles!