5. Increase Range of Motion
Increasing your range of motion relates very closely to flexibility. It is a measure of how far you can bend your joints and in crease the range of motion for your limbs and body. Improving your range of motion will also increase your performance in many tasks. For instance being able to move your legs more will improve your distance and speed in walking, running or cycling. Improving the range of motion of your limbs can also improve physical activity such as dancing or martial arts. Stretching your limbs helps your body to maintain its flexibility and range of motion.
6. Improved Posture
Stretching regularly will reduce the tightening of you muscles allowing you to maintain a better posture. Remember what your parents used to say? Well at least this is what my mother told me. Stand up straight, chest out and shoulders back. In the long run we want to keep our spine fairly upright and avoid the stooped curvature sometimes seen with elderley people which is sore and painful at that stage.