The Importance of Stretching, Yoga and Pilates

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The Importance of Stretching, Yoga and Pilates

By | 2018-07-09T14:48:01-04:00 November 28th, 2017|Fitness, Lifestyle, SHA-NANIGANS®, Wellness|

Feeling tense or sore in your muscles? This could be from your latest exercise experience. If you pushed yourself to work harder than usual or focused on a different group of muscles than usual, it’s normal for you to feel sore the next day. This means there is change happening, and that change is for the better!

Stretching can help continue your muscle growth and help heal the body after putting pressure on it though exercise. It keeps your muscles flexible, healthy, and keeps your range of motion in the joints. Without continuous stretching, your joints may become weak and your muscles are more prone to injury.

Here are a few key tips to remember when you’re stretching:

  • Stretch for at least for 10 minutes per day
  • Hold each stretch for 10 to 20 seconds
  • Stay away from bouncing while stretching
  • Finish workouts with a stretch

Looking for an alternative way to stretch and incorporate it more into your exercise regimen? Yoga and pilates might be your new go-to! The practice of yoga and pilates helps with posture, flexibility and helps stabilize breathing and mind-body awareness.

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Shannon Russo-Pollack (SHA) is the Founder of DASHA® and powerhouse behind the DASHA brand. SHA strategically works with medical, wellness and lifestyle professionals who have a like minded philosophy of total body health and well-being. Using her entrepreneur skills, healthy lifestyle and passion for fitness to inspire others.