Exercise has been always an important aspect in a healthy life as well as building your body strength. In our busy lives, we never get a chance to think or work for our body. Gradually you will lower your immune system from inactivity. As our age increases, our body gets tends to lose more flexibility. Then, when the alarm rings, we realize it’s already too late to start. Body stretching exercises will always be the best thing for improving flexibility. Sadly, it is also one of the most disregarded and undervalued factors when considering health and fitness.
Proper flexibility has always been one of the most important qualities that any fit and healthy individual should have. You don't need to have the physicality of a gymnast or strength like a rugby player. Though you should be adequate enough to handle your own flexibility. It is flexibility, that keeps you safe from accidents and injuries. Some say its pure luck and you can’t ignore if it’s written in your fate. But many times, it has happened that the more flexible person avoided serious injuries that should have happened. Our flexibility helps our body to adapt to strains and grow the immune system to handle unexpected situations.
There are many scenarios that can cause an unexpected injury, which could be avoided if one possesses decent flexibility. Some of those unavoidable situations are listed below:
While Playing With Friends, Kids.
During A Workout Or Jogging Session
Doing any activity which involves physical strength like house renovations, modifications or any personal work too.
We might not be aware of any incoming and unforeseen trouble that may end up injuring us. So we should prepare ourselves to adapt the strains, so that our body can be properly immune. A very flexible body always has proper circulation of oxygen and blood, which in turn helps your nerves work faster and accurately.
Everyone loves sports, and enjoying sports involves a lot of excitement and fun. However, before we go into any hardcore sport directly, it is really important to have a good warm up session. A perfect stretching exercise session for even 15-20 minutes might save you from getting hurt. This exercise is so important because it actually ensures your body during physical activities. You can enjoy your sport of choice without getting any injuries. Proper stretching makes all the joints, limbs, nerves warm and well circulated by blood. Through proper and regular engagement in well balanced stretching exercise sessions, you will also get the chance to explore more physical and fun activities than what you are capable of right now.
Below are listed some of the best and proven stretching exercises which will definitely increase your flexibility if practiced regularly.
Aerobics is one of those exercises, where you will get a mix of energy, fun, and motivation as well. It is one of the easiest set of stretching exercises in the category, but also the most beneficial aspects to develop amazing flexibility in your body. These forms of stretching exercises are always fun to do. It only requires the space where you can move your body on tunes. No equipment or supplements needed.
Static & Dynamic Stretching
Static exercises involve more breathing control rather than physical endurance. These exercises are the controlled ones. It involves the relaxation of muscles and controlled breathing. For example, you may have to hold your breath for 30 seconds doing a simple stretch. The idea is to incur a significant amount of pain, your body can bear and gradually increasing the adaptability to those significant pains. However, dynamic stretching and ballistic stretching involves more intensity and physical endurance. It also sometimes involves weight lifts. However, the risks remain while doing the later (mostly the ballistic stretching) as it causes tensions in the muscles as weight lifting items directly affects the muscles rather than relaxing those.
Slow stretching involves a bit more time and patience to achieve a good level of flexibility. For example, swinging and stretching arms in a uniform way, bending to touch the feet and holding your breath in a uniform way, holding that position etc. This actually helps give your body a good and natural warmth as well as it provides a uniform flexibility. You should practice proper breathing while doing these exercises.
Yoga is by far the most popular among the uniform stretching exercises that one individual can practice to achieve perfect health. It is by far the most practiced exercise today. Yoga involves proper training, a good diet, controlled breathing, and good habits. A good yoga trainer must be required to give you the results you desire. The best part of yoga is it makes your whole body fresh gradually. So even if your age increases, the reduction rate of physical endurance slows down. Yoga involves a very strict discipline and regular habits one has to maintain, to get the full benefits of Yoga.
The golden rule of flexibility is to clear the path for blood circulation in all parts of your body. It is the proper flow of blood which makes the muscles more flexible. Sport enthusiasts always try to cross their limits, but they always do their homework before actually going for the try even. Because they know, if anything goes wrong, they might not be able to perform again.
Even light weight exercises before the start of any sport you play, will help you enjoy the same without any fear of getting hurt. The more you improve your muscle elasticity and relaxations, the chances of getting hamstring, unforeseen joint pains and even bigger injuries get reduced. However, while doing these exercises, sometimes one might experience pains or injuries. So if you experience any of these while training, stop exercising immediately and consult your doctor before going further. Stretching beyond limits is not at all advised and always should be taken care of.
For best practices it is always advisable to seek professional trainers for continuing with any type of exercise. The reason is, it’s really important to give attention to every aspect of your body while doing exercises. For example, if you overlook your diet and continue doing the exercises, your body might react adversely. So, it’s always preferable and advisable to consult professionals. The trainers give you the perfect balance of diet and exercise which in turn helps you gain the desired results faster.