Slow Down to Stretch

Did you know that in order for a muscle to stretch and actually lengthen, which of course is what needs to happen in order to relieve muscular pain, that we have to wait for our brain?
It takes at least 30 seconds for the signal to leave our brain, travel the entire length of our nervous system and back to the brain with the information it gathered in order for any stretch we do to actually be effective.
If we let go of our stretch even a second too soon the muscle remembers it’s old pattern of existence and just springs back, this is what we refer to so often as muscle memory.
So remember to count slowly to 30 EVERY time you stretch.
Another healthy tipĀ about muscles is that they shorten when the body becomes dehydrated.
So drink plenty of clean water every day!

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