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why is it important to stretch?

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Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Prevent Injury: Stretching can help improve flexibility. And 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.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Steven Arbit
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Prevent injuries: Proper stretching before and after exercise allows the muscles to both warm up and cool down to avoid injury.
Answered on Jul 1, 2019
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