Popular wisdom says stretching doesn’t build muscle, burn fat, or shave time off a 5K. As a result, many of us shortchange or skip the practice altogether in our workouts. But according to many fitness experts, popular wisdom is wrong —and we’re missing out on its benefits. Stretching has been shown to help prevent injury, heal old hurts, improve range of motion, reduce muscle tightness and imbalance, and improve athletic performance. In fact, it’s so important to overall fitness that it’s not something to approach haphazardly.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made working from home an unplanned requirement for millions of workers throughout the world. Although many are appreciative of their newfound WFH freedom and its advantages, many people are realizing their makeshift home offices are not conducive for prolonged work and are just not suitable for long term use.
These days it seems like everyone is wearing a health tracker like Oura or Fitbit to help motivate them to move more, sleep better and even meditate more. With all this newfound motivation and data available – do you still need ideas about how to make it happen?
If you’ve never had any problems in your body and your feet feel fine, you may wonder why you should be even thinking about them? Prevention is key. Statistically speaking 75% of Americans will develop foot problems at some point in their lives and 83% of these problems will become chronic. Why wait to be a part of this statistic, when you can avoid it now?