Q & A on Stretching

Q: Is stretching only good for athletes?

No. Stretching in the right way at the right time can make a positive difference in one’s overall health. Stretching increases blood flow, boosts oxygen levels, helps deliver nutrients to the muscles and keeps the body loose to avoid injury.

Q: Should stretching be painful?

No. When you stretch, you should feel the strain but not pain. Some soreness after stretching is normal, but if you are feeling real pain, you are stretching too hard.

Q: When should you stretch?

Often it is assumed that it is better to stretch before you take part in any type of exercise. Actually, it is better if you warm up before you stretch.