Most people treat stretching as something that they do if they have time, but what they don’t realize is that it’s actually one of the most important components to building healthy, strong, lean muscles. The thing about not stretching is that you when you notice an ache or a pain, in let say your back, if you don’t stretch then that pain suddenly starts to run down your legs or into your shoulders. Ever have that happen to you and you assume that there’s something wrong with you or that you’re “getting old”?
All it takes is a few short minutes a day – less time than it takes to take a shower – and can really alter the way you live. One of the things I love most about stretching is that it makes me feel about an inch taller, which is an important thing for a vertically challenged girl like myself!