Do you feel a bit stiff in the morning or after a day at your desk? That’s your fascia complaining…

Make sure you’re well hydrated and spend a few minutes stretching everything out; the stiffness will vanish and you’ll start to feel better.

The trouble is, the fuzzed-up feeling often returns. People often say that this is an inevitable part of ageing; anyone who’s ever been in a yoga class will know ‘that woman in her 70s who can do the splits’.

Stiffness isn’t inevitable: stretch every day and your fascia will thank you later! Static (held) stretches also feel good, can increase the range of motion in a joint and reduce the effect of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), too.

Why wouldn’t you?

Published by Katie Gumbrell

I am a qualified teacher, specialist running coach and helper

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