Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. ... Injured muscles may not be strong enough to support the joints, which can lead to joint injury. If you hope to have a quality of life as you age, make stretching a part of your daily habits now! Tight muscles can lead to balance problems which can lead to falls, which hinders your independence.
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If you want to make sure you're getting the most out of stretching, click on this link to get a visual of how to zero in on what muscles need attention.