If you aren't in the habit of stretching on a regular basis, your body is missing out on something you perhaps didn't even know you were lacking. Stretching isn't just for dancers and athletes. If you sit at a desk all day, you are holding your body in positions for an extended period of time that is wasn't made to hold. Or if you are a momma with little ones you are carrying around day in and day out, you are bound to have muscle soreness that stretching could alleviate.
Having a portable ballet barre in your home is a great way to enhance your stretching—for dancers and non-dancers alike. According to an article from HealthFitnessRevolution there are so many health benefits to stretching. Here are just a few.
- Stretching reduces stress. Although it is different for everyone, most people can identify where they carry tension in their body. For some, it is tension headaches, pain in the neck and shoulders, or even low back or hip pain. Stretching those trouble spots helps keep stress from building in those places.
- Stretching increases stamina. Our bodies endure a lot, and we need them to run optimally. Stretching loosens the muscles, increasing blood flow and reducing muscle fatigue. This increases muscle stamina.
- Stretching promotes blood circulation. This is great to help with workout recovery and to increase flexibility. But good blood circulation is obviously something we all need. According to the article, better circulation promotes cell growth and organ function.
If you want to start increasing your stretching routine, contact us today at Boss Ballet Barres for a portable ballet barre that can withstand your stretching needs.