Like exercising, stretching is an essential component to health and fitness—but it’s easy to skip over, especially if you’re not exactly sure what the best stretches are for you. Our guide to stretching made easy is packed with information: You’ll be inspired by the benefits of stretching and learn how to properly do all the essential stretches your body needs.
So make time to treat your body well and keep it healthy: With Stretching Made Easywe’ve created an easy-to-follow plan packed with expert-backed tips and helpful images, illustrations, and charts to get you started in a way that feels exciting and manageable.
What you’ll find in your member-exclusive guide
Prevention’s Stretching Made Easy The guide breaks everything down for you, including why stretching is so good for you, moves for managing things like stress and sleep, and ways to strengthen weak spots in the body. Informed by expert trainers Kymberly Nolden and Larysa Didio, this guide will give you exact instructions so you know you’re stretching properly. Download the Prevention Premium member-exclusive guide, Stretching Made Easy, to stay limber and strong. Here’s a peek at what you’ll get:
✔️ Motivation to start stretching
Learn the direct and indirect benefits of stretching. They include moving around more easily and being able to touch your toes, but go way beyond those perks. You’ll also learn the three steps to the perfect stretch, every time.
✔️ Seven stretches everyone should know
Follow along with trainer Kymberly Nolden and feel your best as she takes you through seven major stretches. These stretches include a forward fold, thread the needle, and a standing back arch. Your hips, legs, back, shoulders, and core are all addressed by these core moves. Best of all? Each stretch is accompanied by a helpful image of Nolden performing the stretch and a written explanation to guide you.
✔️ The best, most healing stretches
Certain stretches can provide real help for many health issues we face on a regular basis. Try out these moves when you’re not feeling your best for maximum relief. Banish fatigue, belly bloat, sleep trouble, back aches, and more with these targeted stretching remedies.
Here’s a sneak peek at advice you can start using today
- Drink up! Staying hydrated by drinking about eight glasses of water per day can help increase mobility. (From “Why Stretch at All” on page 3.)
- Try dynamic stretches to help prepare your body for other exercises you might be performing that day. (From “Stretching on the Move” on page 12.)
- Use a foam roller to help reduce aches and pains and release tightness in the muscles. (From “Repair and Revive” on page 18.)
Ready to start stretching? Download our Stretching Made Easy guide by joining Prevention Premium today! In addition to guides like this one, members also receive unlimited site access, exclusive, bonus health and wellness content, and a monthly newsletter with science-based advice.
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