How many times a week do you actually stretch?
Better flexibility may improve your performance in physical activities or decrease your risk of injuries by helping your joints move through their full range of motion and enable your muscles to work most effectively, Stretching also increases blood flow to the muscles.
As you age, your muscles tighten and you have less range of motion in your joints. Simple activities and day to day tasks that we once take for granted, like picking something up from the floor, turning your body to talk to someone can all become difficult. If you introduce a regular stretching program this will help lengthen your muscles and make these tasks and others easier.
When performed properly stretching helps relax tense muscles which result from stress. The feeling of relaxation brings a sense of well-being and relief from tension. If you suffer with back problems and find even getting out of bed in the morning a struggle then this may be caused by very poor hamstring flexibility and your hip range of motion.
I recommend running through a series of stretches everyday, it doesn't have to be long I say 15 minutes, This will be long enough to start noticing a difference after a short while but short enough to put in to your day to day routine.
If you are unsure on what stretches to do, drop me a message and I can design a short program for you.