Why daily stretching can improve your well-being and eight products to do it at home | Showcase

Any moment is suitable for resting and stretching the muscles. GETTY IMAGES.

Stretching is usually associated with a warm-up before physical activity. However, exercises to stretch and promote muscle flexibility can have benefits in their own right as, in addition to reducing anxiety levels, they prevent contractures or strains.

An example of this is stretching, which helps to relax your arms, legs or back after long hours of sitting in an office or working on a computer. In fact, an increasingly sedentary lifestyle has many people forcing themselves to get up from time to time and do exercises that stretch muscles and reduce feelings of stress. Physical therapists recommend that before creating this routine, you practice the exercises with a professional to strengthen and perform them correctly. The benefits of doing them daily or a few days a week, they explain, include reducing fatigue, pain and excess tension. In addition, contractures can be avoided and body posture can be improved.

On YouTube or social networks like Instagram, you can find numerous procedures and profiles that offer stretching to relax different parts of the body. The good thing is that almost no equipment is needed, as most of the exercises are done easily and in a short amount of time. This is a selection of some tools that can improve the experience of making them at home:

Kit three latex elastic bands

These are three resistance bands suitable for all levels and types of fitness that offer the possibility of multiple uses. They are suitable for home stretching of the back, shoulders, arms or legs and practicing yoga, pilates or crossfit. They are made of very durable latex material and are very light, making them easy to carry anywhere.

Non-slip mat with high density

The mat is one of the best allies for stretching, as it allows endless exercises to improve the elasticity of the legs, shoulders or back. This mat, which can be purchased from Amazon in a variety of colors, ensures great comfort as it is made of high-density foam and has the right thickness to properly absorb the weight of the body. It is lightweight and portable and includes a strap for convenient carrying.

elastic band

Improving mobility and flexibility is the goal of this multi-grip treadmill, suitable for stretching, rehabilitation exercises or various sports practices. It adapts to different levels of intensity, is 208 centimeters long and includes 12 shoe-sized loops for a comfortable foot fit. It is also accompanied by a mesh carry bag.

lumbar stretching device

This is a solution to try to correct postural imbalances and improve the flexibility of the muscles in the back area. It is made of high-quality ABS material, so it is resistant to weight and weather. It is also suitable for pain and stress relief, thanks to the ergonomic posture achieved when using it.

Foam roller for muscle massage

Designed to aid in muscle recovery and injury prevention, this foam roller is a great addition to an exercise routine that can be performed in the comfort of your own home. It has a grid design to gently massage the area and relieve back pain and includes an exercise book. It can be purchased in eight different colors.

Chiropractic neck relaxation and stretching pillow

A very simple and easy to use solution that helps restore the correct cervical curvature. It is made of dense and soft foam, and it is enough to use it for a few minutes a day to gradually improve stiffness in the neck area. This is a device that has over 27,000 reviews on Amazon and has achieved an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.

Exercise ball, different sizes

Made of professional quality PVC material, this ball can support various types of exercises and weights without deforming. It is suitable for practicing yoga, pilates, stretching or sitting on it to improve posture. It comes with an inflation pump as it is sold deflated.

yoga wheel

“I bought it to stretch my back and get more elasticity in my twisting and I’m very happy” states this user who reviewed the product on Amazon. This is a wheel often used in yoga sessions to improve flexibility and resistance in the back, shoulders or legs. A very useful tool, available in different colors, which measures 32 x 13 centimeters and is covered with an eight millimeter thick pad.

*All purchase prices included in this article are current as of October 4, 2022.

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