Why does stretching feel Good?

Why does stretching feel so Good

Why does stretching feel Good?

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Anthony J. Pitman

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It not only stretches your mind free by allowing you to concentrate on your body but also releases endorphins.
After a long stretch, the blood flow to the muscles increases. The nervous system regulates the muscles and has two main components: ‘sympathetic’ (fight or flight) and ‘parasympathetic’ (rest and digest).
Static stretching in the parasympathetic nervous system increases movement, promoting relaxation. Though during a stretch, the heart rate may increase, it appears to decrease afterward.

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