Stretching after a workout can easily become a neglected practice. But cooling down your muscles is important after exercise—no matter how vigorous the routine. The few minutes you spend stretching allows your heart rate to slow and your body to recover properly.
If the only time you think about stretching is after a workout, you’re missing out on additional opportunities to reap the benefits of what this simple, yet powerful practice has to offer. Stretching keeps your muscles well-nourished by promoting healthy blood flow and fluid exchange.