Aside from that, stretching also helps boost your overall body coordination and keeps you balanced. This will make you feel more free to move around and exercise without being prone to injury or workout accidents. Just imagine being far more flexible and able to enjoy a workout without feeling stiff and painful in the morning after?
Also, stretching helps improve the circulation of blood into your muscles, which in turn increases the amount of hemoglobin that transports oxygen to the muscles. This helps muscles recover from your workouts faster by feeding oxygen, nutrients to the core muscle groups.
Stretching is also known to help prevent muscles from tightening up and lose flexibility. This way, you can watch your posture better. In exercise, good posture can help prevent unexpected aches and pains.
To top it all off, stretching adds a rejuvenating effect to your workout sessions. When you stretch, the tight and tense muscles loosen up. If you like going to the gym as a stress reliever, the stretching exercises alone can already do a lot.
However, it is important to do proper stretching techniques to enjoy all these benefits. When stretching exercises are done incorrectly, they may also lead to injury. With this in mind taking advice in the gym from the instructor can be a good way to ensure you are stretching correctly.
Stretching makes you feel better; this is caused by an increase in endorphins (the feel good chemicals in our bodies) which can give you the buzz needed to go the extra mile in the gym.