If you’re like many people, you probably wake up to a long yawn and habitual stretch. If you fall into this category, that’s a good thing. Our bodies often gives us automatic signs of the things we should do to stay healthy and stretching is one of them.
When it comes to your workout, here are additional benefits of stretching (from mayoclinic.com)
Better flexibility may improve your performance in physical activities or decrease your risk of injuries by helping your joints move through their full range of motion and enabling your muscles to work most effectively. Stretching also increases blood flow to the muscle.