How do you want to feel when you’re old? Over the course of time, our bodies take a pounding. From sports or work injuries to the simple day-in, day-out wear and tear, our bodies get stiff and sore. If we’re not careful, we can end up feeling like we’re 90 at 50, 40 or even 30.

So, how do we reverse that trend? Whether you work in one of our facilities on your feet all day, at a desk sitting all day or are a family member who has never stepped foot in one of our companies, there’s one thing we can all do to keep our bodies feeling better. We can all stretch.

Benefits of Stretching

There are a lot of benefits to stretching that have been proven through years of research and study. Here are a few of them:

  • Increased flexibility and joint range of motion
  • Improved circulation
  • Better posture
  • Stress relief
  • Enhanced coordination
Not Just for Athletes

Some companies do it formally as a group before work begins. In 2017, the Associated Press did a story on a construction crew in Milwaukee that started doing and interviewed some folks about its impact.

Start Your Day Right

While we might not do it formally as a group, we can do it individually or as a family at home. A simple Google or YouTube search for morning stretch routine will give you plenty of options, but if you need a simple place to start, here’s one you can try.

There are literally thousands of options to choose from, but taking a few minutes a day to stretch will save you years of pain down the road.