Like exercise, stretching is an essential part of health and fitness, but it’s easy to overlook, especially if you’re unsure which stretches are best 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 perform all the essential stretches your body needs.
So take the time to take good care of your body and keep it healthy: With Stretching with easewe’ve created an easy-to-follow plan packed with expert advice and helpful images, illustrations and charts to get you started in an exciting and manageable way.
What you’ll find in your members-only guide
Prevention Stretching with ease explains everything for you, including why stretching is so good for you, movements to manage things like stress and sleep, and ways to strengthen weak points in the body. Informed by expert trainers Kymberly Nolden and Larysa Didio, this guide will give you precise instructions so you know you are stretching correctly. Download the Prevention bonus members exclusive guide, Stretching with ease, to stay flexible and strong. Here’s a preview of what you’ll get:
✔️ Motivation to start stretching
Discover 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 benefits. You’ll also learn the three steps to the perfect stretch, every time.
✔️ Seven stretches everyone should know
Follow trainer Kymberly Nolden and feel your best as she guides you through seven major stretches. These stretches include a forward bend, thread the needle and a standing back arch. Your hips, legs, back, shoulders, and core are all addressed by these basic movements. The best of all? Each stretch comes with a helpful picture of Nolden performing the stretch and a written explanation to guide you.
✔️ Best most healing stretches
Certain stretches can provide real help for many health problems that we regularly face. Try these moves when you’re not feeling your best for maximum relief. Banish fatigue, tummy bloating, sleep disturbances, back pain and more with these targeted stretching remedies.
Here’s a rundown of tips you can start using today
- Drink! Staying hydrated by drinking about eight glasses of water a day can help increase mobility. (Excerpt from “Why Stretch at All” on page 3.)
- Try some dynamic stretching to prepare your body for other exercises you might be doing that day. (From “Stretching in Motion” on page 12.)
- Use a foam roller to help reduce soreness and release tension in muscles. (From “Repair and Reactivate” on page 18.)
Ready to start stretching? Download our Stretching with ease guide by joining Prevention premium today! In addition to guides like this, members also receive unlimited access to the site, exclusive and bonus health and wellness content, and a monthly newsletter with scientific advice.
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