In this episode we are covering one of the most important aspects of staying active and healthy: Stretching!
Stretching on a daily basis can help your body in many ways and help make your exercising easier on your body. You’ll also benefit from the lengthening in your spine and flexibility in your joints to help better stabilize you during your day’s activities.
No matter what age you are you can still reap the benefits that stretching provides.
In This Episode You Will Learn:
1). Why it’s important to consider stretching as part of your daily routine no matter what age you are and how it benefits your body
2). What happens to your body when you do stretch and how it helps prevent tightening of your muscles, ligaments, bones etc. All around lengthening.
3). The importance of the mind and body connection when stretching and how it helps your stretching more effective.
4). The importance of paying attention to your spine when stretching and why that is the starting point for getting good length and openness while stretching.
5). Some great examples of daily upper body stretches.
6). Why remembering to breathe is so very important while you stretch and focusing on relaxing the body and staying loose.
7). Some great examples of daily lower body stretches.
8). Why focusing on our smaller joints and muscles like hands, ankles and feet are just as important as the larger muscle groups like back, arms and legs.
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Senior Fitness with Meredith is a podcast covering a wide range of health topics for seniors with enriching episodes dedicated to physical and mental wellness, nutrition, positive spirits, and motivation for leading a healthy and active lifestyle.
Meredith Chen is an AFAA-certified personal and group fitness trainer and the host of the popular YouTube channel, Senior Fitness with Meredith. She has been training for over 15 years, has been endorsed by healthcare professionals and physical therapists, and has shadowed top industry experts to continuously create the best and safest content for her viewers and participants.
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