Stretching, like hydrating, is one of those simple things that has lots of little benefits but that many of us forget to do with regularity. We all know that we should stretch before exercising, but you can also benefit from stretching at other times too.
Challenge of the Week
This week try to do a 3-5 minutes of stretching a few times per day. It helps improve overall flexibility which in turn helps when you go to stretch before a workout. Stretching is also a great way to give yourself a little brain break during a busy day to help reset your mind.
I use stretching routines from an old copy of Yoga to Go but you can find good stretching routines on Healthline and plenty of other fitness sites. The important thing to remember is to work within your limits and if a stretch hurts, stop!