The Exercise Before Exercises 2 - Get Warmed Up
Stretching helps stimulate circulation, thereby stretching the bones and preventing spinal curvature. A better exchange of oxygen in the hymoglobin takes place when you exercise.
Mobility of arms and leg joints prevents deformed, arthritis and pain in the joints.
Our body is composed of a vast, complex cable system running through various nerves.
These nerves transmit message of muscular fatigue to the brain and thus, if the nerves grow dull, information doesn't get to the brain quickly. This is why we experience cramps, sprains, pulled muscles and torn tendons.
Stretching also balance our hormones secretions. The flow of food and waste in the salivary glands, kidneys and sex glands are essential components to better health.
Pointers and Simple Exercises
When stretching, relax your body first. The muscles are properly limber up when it is thoroughly relaxed. Stretch gradually without violent or excessive actions.
This means that stretching only as much as your body can. Don't force it and strain. Always urinate and defecate first before stretching.
Don't stretch when you are feeling a sharp pain with the joint muscle or muscle elongation.
In such case, see a doctor.
Wrist - Flex your wrist and press your palm down and back, then side to side.
Spread your fingers wide apart, stretch and close, holding no gaps between the fingers.
Put the hands together and put them forward, away from the body. Still with fingertips pressed together, stretch and pull palm out, making your fingers look like bellows blowing.
Then, stretch on the sides.
Neck - Interlock your fingers against your neck and stretch your entire back, pulling it upwards. You will feel a pull all the way to your spine. Stretch from side to side, then bend your head forward and backward.
Still, your fingers interlocked place these on top of your head and press downward and contact your neck. Hold the position. Quickly remove the hands from the head, stretching the neck upward. Repeat a few times.
Stretching the neck is important to relieve headaches, insomia, stiff ahoulders, ringing in the ears, whiplash syndrome and senile de mentia.
Shoulders - Move your left shoulder up and down. Do the same with the right shoulder. then with both. Rotate one shoulder forward and the other backwards. Then alternately rotate each shoulder.
Arms - Arms stretch are good for the lower spine.
Flex one arm up so that your hand touches your back, while your arm is parallel to your head area and your triceps are exposed. Now grab your elbows and pull. Do the same on the opposite arm.
Back - Clasp and stretch both arms up over your head and bend forward. Stretch your back and hold the position for 15 counts. Stretch, inhale, swing to your right, exhale, swing to the left, then stretch down, trying to touch the ground if posible, remember, don't strain. Close your eyes, slowly inhale, come up and exhale, bringing your clasped hands down. Put your hands behind your wrist and stretch your wrist and stretch on your left side and right side, and then rotate your wrist.