Stretching daily, or several times a week, can deliver long-term benefits, including:
- Greater flexibility and range of motion, which makes physical activity less painful and more productive
- Reduced risk of injury, since supple muscles and flexible joints are more resilient during activity
- Minimized muscle shortening and tightness, which can result from underuse and can leave people weak
To help you make stretching part of your routine, try this small step.
Small Step: Learn Some Easy Go-To Stretches
This guide from SilverSneakers® offers step-by-step instructions and videos for several beginner-friendly stretches. If your fitness allows, try this routine, or start with the stretches that feel most comfortable.7 Simple Stretches