• Stretching Exercises, There’s an App for That: Stretching Routines

    Posted on October 14, 2013 by in Featured

    Being active is an important part of aging and aging in place. The benefits of exercising include:  improved health, strength, and a reduction in the likelihood of falls.  Stretching is also an important part of exercise and should be done with aerobic and/or resistance training 2-3 days/week.  Stretching exercises should exercise the major muscles and tendons.  Stretching can make everyday activities like cleaning mirrors, putting on your shoes, and cleaning your bathtub easier. This App allows you to stretch all your muscles and has great visuals to show you exactly what to do.

    Stretching is the bridge between a sedentary and an active life.

    Thanks to stretching we can keep muscles flexible and prepare them for movement. It is vital in warming up, physical education, training, muscle strengthening (weights), gymnastics, and for any physical activity in general.

    On this app you will find different sets of stretches (or stretching routines), appropriate for before and after all kinds of physical and muscle exercises and sports.

    There is a routine for each sport (football, basketball, athletics, etc.), for each area of the body (neck, back, legs etc…) and some other situations (office, side stich, flight, etc..).

    You can design you own personal stretching routine and keep it or send it to a friend.

    Click here to find out more about this app or to download it.

    Sources:  Health benefits of physical activity: The evidence, Mayo Clinic ,