It’s not uncommon for children who have obesity to become overweight adults. Teaching children healthy habits earlier encourages them to carry these healthy habits into adulthood. Not only will the child be healthier, but they’ll learn the importance of proper discipline and healthy habits when it comes to food and exercise.
With summer in full swing, everyone is out exploring, adventuring, and being active in their daily life. However, stretching after their physical activity is often overlooked. Many people forget about stretching, even those that are normally considered “active” individuals. Developing good stretching habits can help to improve flexibility and performance, especially in sports and other physical activities.
Stretching safely exposes your body to the strenuous limits that your sport or activity may introduce. By stretching in advance, it “prepares” the body for meeting those limits as they occur by loosening up the muscles slowly and carefully. Without stretching, if your muscle is forced to endure certain limits (typically very quickly and strongly), it can cause damage to the muscles. Stretching in advance will reduce the risk of injury because the muscle is already “prepared” for that exertion of force.