I’ve Been Stretching 10 Minutes a Day for 30 Days, and Here’s What’s Changed

2. I feel less stressed.

When you’re experiencing stress, there’s a good chance that your muscles are tense. This is called psychosomatics. In theory, this sounds pretty sensible, but I would have never thought that stretching really works better than any sedatives.

I’ve already mentioned that my productivity at work has improved. But it didn’t just happen because of the energy boost. Stretching has also helped me calm my mind and return my sense of well-being. This mental calm has actually helped me feel relaxed and work with a clear mind, without any annoying or negative thoughts.

1. I don’t feel cold all the time.

I’ve Been Stretching 10 Minutes a Day for 30 Days, and Here’s What’s Changed

You probably know that stretching increases the blood supply to your muscle tissue. However, I personally had no idea that this benefit would concern not only my muscles, but all of my internal organs and body parts too.

Without moving too much, I used to always feel cold, especially in my hands and feet. Whatever I did to warm them up didn’t work in the long run — my palms were freezing again after a few minutes of exercising.

A stretching routine has allowed me to enhance the transportation of oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout the whole body. Now, this better circulation helps me keeps my temperature normal in all of my body parts naturally.

How often do you stretch your muscles? Do stretching exercises help you feel better? Share your experience in the comments below!

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