Stretching isn’t as popular as it should be in the fitness world. But you may want to re-evaluate if stretching ranks among the lower priorities on your fitness list. To convince you to include stretching as a regular part of your workouts, we have compiled a list of what we feel are the top ten benefits of stretching. The benefits range from obvious things like flexibility to the less obvious such as relaxation! Remember that it to avoid injury it is best to only stretch muscles once they are warmed up. Do some cardio before you stretch to ensure your muscles are not too tight!

It might seem a bit strange to use a piece of equipment to aid in stretching tight muscles, but stretching machines are welcome tools for those who want to improve flexibility by allowing muscles to stretch and relax more quickly.

Everyone knows the feeling of tight muscles. It can range from stiffness to outright pain. And taking the time and, more importantly, knowing how to work on stretching out each muscle group can be challenging.

Devices such as leg stretchers or stretching machines that are designed for the whole body help to gently extend muscles into a more useful state of flexibility.  It might feel like an unfair advantage, but those who have made the leap never look back.  People who do any kind of physical exercise, including running, lifting weights, dancing, martial arts, golf, tennis, baseball, basketball, and more, all can often use a helping hand, or in this case piece of stretching equipment.