It’s one of those things you know you should so regularly and you know the benefits! So why don’t we do it? Regular stretching increases our flexibility giving us better range of movement and enabling us to perform everyday tasks and sports. Stretching helps to lengthen muscles and the associated ligaments & tendons. Helping reduce the risk of injury. There is a lot of talk when is the best time to stretch. Before or after exercise? The most important thing is to stretch regularly and doing in front of the TV, at work or why the kettle is boiling will have an impact on flexibility. Doing classes is great as most tend to have a stretch element in them, but once a week is not enough so doing a couple of times a week will make a difference. You are never too late to start, you can make a difference! This week 10 minute pilates practise video is another after running session but could be after any sport. As well as strength exercises there are stretching exercises, stretching the main muscles used in running.